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Research Fellow – Agriculture/Environment Economics

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Job Title:

Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 2 (PD2) Agriculture/Environment Economics H2020: LIFT (Ref: 154)

Basic Function:

LIFT (Low-Input Farming and Territories Integrating knowledge for improving ecosystem based farming) is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme and coordinated by INRA, France.

LIFT will assess the determinants of adoption of ecological approaches, and evaluate the performance and overall sustainability of these approaches in comparison to more conventional agriculture across a range of farm systems and geographic scales.

Job Objectives:

Duties & Responsibilities specific to this project:

In addition to assisting with general project deliverables, the post-doc tasks will include:

Undertaking beef system data collection, model parameterisation and analysis with Irish partners to incorporate the costs of conversion from an extensive conventional beef system to an agroecological approach such as organic farming and to work with partners in University of Bonn to incorporate the Irish bioeconomic model outputs into the 'FarmDyn' model.
Preparation of journal articles on (a) the bioeconomic model, based on the beef system model under development within the project, and (b) the organic and conventional beef value chains, based on the Bio-economy IO model analysis.
Organise/participate in multi-actor activities on behalf of Teagasc (e.g. workshops, meetings, focus groups, stakeholder workshops).
Undertake other tasks as required within the LIFT project to fulfil Teagasc reporting and work package commitments including actively supporting dissemination and communication activities.

Person Specification


PhD in economics, agricultural economics, environmental economics, agricultural science or related discipline.
A minimum of 3 years and not more than 5 years relevant research experience.


Experience in agricultural, systems or IO modelling.
Experience with using STATA.

How to Apply:

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

The closing date for this position is Friday 14th August, 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: Galway, IRELAND
Remuneration: Starting from 41374 Euro/year
Advert Published: 10 Jul 2020
Expiry date: 9 Aug 2020
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