Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1)

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Short info about job

Company: The Agriculture and Food Development Authority - Teagasc

Salary: €34,975 to €37,003
£32,194.49 to £34,061.26 converted salary* per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1369 4515350

Fax: +44-1229 4507385

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Teagasc Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1). Terms and conditions vacancy

Research Area: Animal Health Genomics

Eligibility: PhD in a relevant discipline with up to 3 years’ (max.) relevant experience. 

The combined total of this contract combined with any other PD1 contracts must not exceed 3 years in total.

Post Duration: 36 months

Location: Teagasc Animal and Bioscience Department, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath.

Training Rate: Appointment will be at the minimum point of the Post Doctoral Level 1 (PD1) scale (€34,975).

The current PD1 scale is as follows:

PD1: €34,975 (min.); €35,974; €37,003 (max.)

Increments will be awarded annually* subject to performance and completion of the prescribed training plan.

Basic Function of the post:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the tissue collection and molecular analyses relating to the identification of DNA based biomarkers in regulatory regions of the genome for susceptibility to bovine respiratory disease complex.

Specific tasks include:

  • Collect tissues (Apical lung lobe and mediastinal lymph node) from a BoHV-1 and BRSV disease challenge model, for transcriptomic, ATAC-seq and FAIRE-seq analyses.
  • Perform RNAseq, ATAC-seq and FAIRE-seq analysis (following a period of training at the University of Missouri, USA).
  • Perform complementary bioinformatic analyses.
  • Discover genetic variants in regulatory regions of genes involved in BRD resistance and perform association studies.

Duties will include: laboratory based genomics analysis, biological assays, genotyping and association studies, bioinformatics, statistical analysis, scientific reporting, manuscript writing and liaising with research staff.

The successful candidate will also be involved with dissemination of results of the project to the various stakeholders involved.


The Teagasc post-doctoral programme provides training and development opportunities for early career scientists that enhances their experience of learning and equips them with the necessary skills for the next stage of their chosen career in research. 

Person Specification


  • PhD in (Molecular Biology and/or Animal Science).
  • Relevant research experience not to exceed 3 years’ post-PhD.


  • Knowledge of bovine genetics/genomics and bioinformatics.
  • Experience of organising and conducting animal-based research projects.

Further Information for Candidates 

Candidates can access a Fellowship Programme Application form for this post on the Teagasc website at https://www.teagasc.ie/about/opportunities/post-doctoral-opportunities/ Teagasc do not accept Curriculum Vitaes 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, saved in PDF format and submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 12 midnight on Friday 15th September 2017.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer.  Canvassing will disqualify.  The details contained above are subject to change without notice.

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