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Teagasc Post- Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) - Bioeconomy Research Centre

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Teagasc Post- Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) - PD1/BM3/AT/0818

Basic Function of the post:

The successful post-doctoral fellow will work on a SFI funded Bioeconomy Research Centre (BEACON). The PD will contribute to the development of industry focused collaboration with participating SMEfs. Key elements of the role of the successful post-doctoral fellow will include the following:
To develop clean and green extraction technology for seaweed powder and extract containing bioactives.
To develop high quality seaweed powder for phytopharma, cosmeceutical, nutraceutical or functional food applications.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:
To scale up the production process for seaweed powder and target bioactives.
œ To become familiar with the aims and objectives of the research topic, acquire an in-depth knowledge and understanding of background material and consulting up to date papers, reviews and patents
œ To draw up a plan for experimental execution of the work packages and identify and source
all the necessary facilities and resources
œ To order equipment, instruments, accessories and materials required for the work programme
œ To provide results and reports for consideration at monthly progress review meetings
œ To cooperate with other members of the team in delivering the main objectives and achieving the targets set out for the project.
œ To review progress on a continuous basis and if appropriate to revise original plans and schedules in consultation with the project supervisor and members of the team

Person Specification
This section outlines the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would be required to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post. Applications will be assessed on how well candidates satisfy these criteria.

œ PhD in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical, Biochemical Engineering or related discipline
œ Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 yearsf post-PhD

œ Experience in extraction of bioactive compounds from marine algae
œ Experience in setting own research agenda

Further Information for Candidates

Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at

Teagasc do not accept Curriculum Vitaefs as an application for a position. In order to apply for a post the relevant application form must be completed in order to be considered.

Completed application forms should be TYPED and saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 noon on Thursday 23rd of August 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.
Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

Status: Research Fellow
Location: Dublin, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 36583 Euro/year
Advert Published: 9 Aug 2018
Expiry date: 23 Aug 2018
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