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Research Fellow - Milking Scientist

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Job title: Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) - Milking Scientist - Vistamilk (Temporary)(Ref: 55)

Basic function of the role:

•Development and testing of new milking management strategies for dairy cattle.
•Development and implementation of optimisation strategies for increasing milking efficiency while improving milk quality and animal health.
•Interacting with industry and academic project partners to ensure successful completion of the project milestones.
•Dissemination of knowledge generated to the wider scientific and farming communities.

Duties & Responsibilities specific to the role:

•Increase milking parlour throughput by applying optimized milking management strategies.
•Evaluation of the effects of changing milking machine settings on milking efficiency.
•Development of statistical models for analysis.
•Quantification of effects of increasing milking efficiency on cow health.
•Quantification of effects of increasing milking efficiency on milk quality.
•Liaising with industry partners to develop optimization algorithms suitable for commercial deployment.

Person Specification:


•PhD in Engineering, Computer Science or Agricultural Science.
•Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.


•Experience of optimization programming in MATLAB or related software.
•Experience in handling of large datasets.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, and view other vacancies in Teagasc, please visit

The closing date for this position is Monday 27th January, 2020 @12.00noon.

Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. As part of Teagasc Gender and Diversity strategies, Teagasc welcomes a balanced pool of applicants.

Canvassing will disqualify.

Status: Research Fellow
Location: Cork, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 36302 Euro/year
Advert Published: 13 Jan 2020
Expiry date: 27 Jan 2020
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