Become a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at Teagasc
Are you a researcher looking to advance your career and avail of new knowledge-exchange opportunities and training?
Teagasc is keen to host Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) fellows to work in our research teams. We welcome expressions of interest from suitable candidates interested in developing a proposal with Teagasc researchers for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.
Individual Fellowships are personal fellowships to support a period of mobility. There are two categories of Individual Fellowship: European Fellowships (open to researchers coming to Teagasc from any country in the world for 1-2 years) and Global Fellowships (involving 1-2 years working in a partner organisation outside of Europe, followed by a 12-month return period in Teagasc). The goal of these fellowships is to “enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility”. As one of Ireland’s leading research organisations, Teagasc offers MSCA fellows a first-class environment to conduct research and avail of the attractive salary and benefits provided by the MSCA programme.
- What are MSCA European Fellowships?
- What are MSCA Global Fellowships?
- Who can apply?
- Why apply?
- Application Process & Timeline
- Teagasc as a Host Organisation
- Finding a potential Teagasc mentor and more information
- Fellowships held in EU Member States or Associated Countries
- Between 12 and 24 months in duration
- Can support the return and reintegration of researchers into a research position in Europe, including in their country of origin (Reintegration option)
- Can support individuals to resume research in Europe after a career break (Career Restart option)
- Fellowships involving an outgoing phase in a partner organisation outside of the EU Member States / Associated Countries plus a mandatory 12-month return phase to an organisation located in an EU Member State / Associated Country
- Between 24 and 36 months in duration
- Open to national or long-term residents of an EU Member State or Associated Country
Two main eligibility requirements:
- Experienced researchers only: must have a doctoral degree or at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience
- Mobility Rule: must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline (a Relaxed mobility rule applies to the Reintegration and Career Restart fellowship options)
Other key features:
- Researcher can be of any nationality for the European Fellowships
- No upper age or experience limits: researchers interested in taking a sabbatical are welcome to apply, for example
- Open to all research areas
- Option to include a secondment to an academic or non-academic organisation in Europe
- Enhance your career prospects and employability through a targeted career development and training programme
- Develop a network of new international and inter-sectoral contacts and collaborations
- Gain experience working on a first-class scientific project
- Benefit from an attractive salary and benefits package - the fellowship provides a living, mobility and family allowance (where eligible) to the individual, as well as institutional costs for Research, Training & Networking and Management & Indirect Costs (the living allowance includes a Country Correction Coefficient to take account of living costs in the host country)
- Boost your CV and future prospects by securing this prestigious award
Please note that Expression of Interest Submission for 2017 is now CLOSED.
- Experienced researchers interested in applying for a MSCA Individual Fellowship firstly identify a Host Mentor in Teagasc - information on finding a potential Host Mentor is available below. If you don’t see a potential Host Mentor in your research area in the list, please contact the Teagasc Research Support Office for help in identifying a potential mentor (contact details below).
- An Expression of Interest (comprising an up-to-date CV, list of publications and letter of motivation) should be sent to the Teagasc Research Support Office by 14th July 2017 (please see end of this page for contact details). Expressions of Interest from eligible researchers will then be forwarded to potential Teagasc mentors.
- If the application to the Teagasc Host Mentor is successful, the Fellowship Applicant and Host Mentor discuss a project proposal and work closely to develop the application – the Teagasc Research Support Office is also available to assist with your application and provide feedback.
- MSCA IF applications must be submitted through the European Commission Participant Portal before the Call Deadline: 14 September 2017 17:00 CET.
- One of Ireland’s leading research bodies, ranked 1st in Ireland in research areas such as Food Science & Technology and Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Sciences and 4th and 5th, respectively, in these areas across the EU-28 (Web of Science Incites analytics)
- Will provide additional institutional funding support of €10,000 per annum to successfully evaluated projects to boost the budget for research costs
- Excellent research programme spanning all areas of the agri-food and bioeconomy sectors
- Innovative organisational model based on the integration of research, advisory services and education – a unique multi-actor approach
- Dedicated Post-Doctoral programme providing training and development opportunities for early-career scientists to enhance their experience of learning and equip them with the necessary skills for the next stage of their chosen career in research
- Staff training programme aimed at providing staff members with training and development relevant to their role and addressing priority development needs
List of Teagasc researchers interested in becoming a Host Mentor
|Research area of interest|
|Aine Macken-Walsh||Agrifood Business and Spatial Analysis Department||Sociology, narrative methodologies, participatory methodologies, extension interventions, primary producers|
|Andre Brodkorb||Food Chemistry & Technology Department||Food colloids, food proteins, protein structure/function, food digestion, microencapsulation|
|Barbara Good||Animal & Bioscience Department||Anthelmintics, resistance, sheep, nematodes, Teladorsagia circumcincta, control|
|Catherine Stanton||Food Biosciences Department||Early life nutrition, probiotic cultures, infant gut microbiota, bioactive lipids|
|Dan Milbourne||Crops Research Department||Plant breeding, genotyping, phenotyping, informatics, genomics, image analysis|
|David Wall||Environment, Soils & Land Use Department||Nutrient cycling, soil fertility, grassland, crops, nutrient management, soil quality|
|Ewen Mullins||Crops Research Department||Genome editing, genetic engineering, disease resistance|
|Fiona Brennan||Environment, Soils & Land Use Department||Soil microbiome, plant-soil-microbial interactions, greenhouse gases, nutrient cycling, enteric pathogens|
|Gary Lanigan||Environment, Soils & Land Use Department||CN cycling, greenhouse gas mitigation, sequestration, isotope tracing|
|Guy Serbin||Environment, Soils & Land Use Department||Remote sensing, land cover, senescent vegetation/ crop residues/ plant litter, tillage intensity, time-series analysis, big data|
|Jason Loughrey||Agricultural Economics & Farm Surveys Department||Agricultural economics, farm size concentration and inequality, geographical conditions, structural change, agricultural productivity|
|John Finn||Environment, Soils & Land Use Department||Biodiversity, ecosystem function, sustainable agriculture, grassland ecology, farmland habitats|
|Karen Daly||Environment, Soils & Land Use Department||Soil spectroscopy, chemometrics, modelling, portable spectroscopy|
|Karl Richards||Environment, Soils & Land Use Department||Environmental contaminants, soil, water, nitrogen cycling, greenhouse gas emissions, leaching, pathogens|
|Kaye Burgess||Food Safety Department||Biofilm, Listeria, STEC, Salmonella, transcriptomics|
|Kieran Jordan||Food Safety Department||Whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics, Listeria monocytogenes|
|Kieran Meade||Animal & Bioscience Department||Bovine immunology, mycobacterial, antiviral, copy number, immunomodulatory, host defence peptides|
|Linda Giblin||Food Biosciences Department||Bioavailability of food bioactives, intestinal barrier health, nutritional beverages for the elderly, health benefits of food bioactives|
|Louise McNamara||Crops Research Department||Entomology, integrated pest management, biocontrol, insecticide resistance|
|Mark Auty||Food Chemistry & Technology Department||Food: microstructure, dairy, powder, food nanotechnology, chemistry|
|Olivia McAuliffe||Food Biosciences Department||Food: pathogen detection, nanodiagnostics, bacteriophage (phage), phage-host interactions, phage-derived affinity proteins|
|Orla Keane||Animal & Bioscience Department||Infection biology, Staphylococcus aureus, mastitis, gastrointestinal nematode, immune response, genomics|
|Orla O'Sullivan||Food Biosciences Department||Fitness, diet, microbiome, metagenomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics|
|Owen Fenton||Environment, Soils & Land Use Department||Nitrogen, land drainage, soil, hydrology, hydrogeology|
|Patrick Forrestal||Environment, Soils & Land Use Department||Soil fertility, nutrients (N, S, K), fertilisers, ammonia emissions, manures|
|Paul Cotter||Food Biosciences Department||Microbiome, gut, fermented foods, dairy, bacteriocins, diet and exercise|
|Ruth Hamill||Food Quality & Sensory Science Department||Food quality, transcriptomics, RNAseq, meat quality, proteomics, metabolomics|
|Sinead McCarthy||Agrifood Business and Spatial Analysis Department||Functional food acceptance, older consumers, new product development, sensory science|
|Song Miao||Food Chemistry & Technology Department||Novel delivery systems, dehydration and post-drying technologies, stabilization of probiotics, water structuring|
|Stephen Byrne||Crops Research Department||Bioinformatics, genomic selection, plant breeding, genomics, plant genetics|
|Susanne Barth||Crops Research Department||Forage, cereals, meiotic recombination, perennial ryegrass, cytoplasmic male sterility, wheat, barley, abiotic stress|