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Research Assistant Donegal, School of Biology and Environmental Science

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£26,890.00 - £27,358.74 per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a Research Assistant Donegal within UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science.

There is increasing demands for oats due to their proven health benefits. Oats were once widely cultivated across Ireland, including the western seaboard, but this declined over the last century. The increasing demand for oats globally, coupled with their agronomic adaptability to low nutrient input cultivation, means that there is potential to increase cultivation in regions such as Donegal. Working with collaborators from UCD, Teagasc, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, we will test the performance of a diversity panel of oat cultivars under Donegal growing conditions, both in the field (in the border region) and in glasshouses, either in Falcarragh, Co. Donegal (in collaboration with LAN CTR) or in UCD Dublin. The successful candidate will preferably be based in Donegal, but in person participation at meetings and a presence in UCD will also be required.

Note: This research is funded by the `EU INTERREG North Periphary Area Project OatFrontiers NPA0500123'.

Salary range: €31,150 - €31,693 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 14th of June 2024.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (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.

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


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