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Opportunity at Teagasc - Animal Nutritionist

Opportunity at Teagasc - Animal Nutritionist

An exciting opportunity is available at Teagasc for an Animal Nutritionist to actively lead and support the development of a Teagasc ruminant nutrition advisory programme that will improve competitiveness, profitability and environmental efficiency on dairy and dry stock farms.

Job Objectives

  • Working in close collaboration with Teagasc research and extension colleagues, deliver a comprehensive ruminant nutrition advisory service for dairy and dry stock production systems.

  • Improve the knowledge and skills of dairy and dry stock advisors through provision of regular in-service training and support material.

  • Assist Teagasc research teams in identifying and implementing relevant ruminant research.

  • Build strong collaborative relationships with industry stakeholders.

  • Organise and coordinate Teagasc-accredited nutrition courses for industry personnel in conjunction with other specialists and the Teagasc ConnectEd programme.

  • Deliver relevant updates and content through national and local media, on the Teagasc website, in conferences and seminars and by attending discussion groups etc.

  • Provide leadership and support to joint Teagasc/Industry programmes in addition to contributing to the development of new industry initiatives.

  • Actively participate in the annual business planning process for the Dairy and Dry stock KT Departments, and contribute to the development and delivery of the priorities in the AGRIP Business Plan.

  • Work closely with the research, advisory and education and training staff to ensure effective integration and consistency of technical content.

  • Fully co-operate with the provisions made for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of themselves, fellow staff and non-Teagasc staff and co-operate with management in enabling Teagasc to comply with legal obligations. This includes full compliance with the responsibilities outlined in the Safety Statement.

  • Participate in the annual Performance Management Development System (PMDS) process and take responsibility for own personal development and training.

  • Assist Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service charter and action plan.

Skills Required

  • Applicants must hold a relevant Level 8 Degree in Agricultural Science or equivalent

  • Energy, protein and mineral nutrition for cattle and sheep. 

  • Solid understanding of ruminant livestock industries nationally and internationally.

  • Dissemination: verbal presentation/communication skills and technical writing skills. 

  • Stakeholder engagement and influencing skills.

  • Consultative and team leadership skills.

  • Computer literate, with proficiency in the use of MS Office Excel, Word, PPT etc.

More information and application here