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Post-doctoral Fellow L1, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£36,932.10 per annum
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

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Academic Discipline
Agriculture, Food & Forestry, Life sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

18 months

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Reference no - 017200

Everyday operations in the red meat industry generate huge quantities of meat co-products. These are traditionally not highly valued as prime cuts of meat and, if not disposed of or processed properly, can present a threat to the environment and human health. Despite its large scale of operation, the meat industry is reported globally to be one of the least profitable industries. Meat co-products and offal parts generated during meat processing (the so-called fifth quarter) often represents the difference between profit and loss. The CirCoVal project will generate using customised mechanical and enzymatic treatment various crude and purified fraction from meat co-products. In order to assess the potential use and value of these fractions detailed characterisation using sophisticated hyphenated techniques including liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and gas-chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is required. The primary role of this researcher will therefore be to characterise these fraction as they are generated by other researchers in the CirCoVal project.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary: €42,783 per annum

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on the 22nd of April 2024

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:


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