Suckler Beef Systems Research Scientist (Permanent) - Research Officer


Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Grange, Dunsany, Co Meath, C15 PW93
Closes in 3 days (31 Jan)

The beef industry is of vital national importance to Ireland.  Beef accounted for 18% of Agri-food exports in 2018 generating approximately €2.5 billion. Beef production is a significant enterprise on over 94,000 farms and production is spread throughout Ireland. Teagasc plays a key role in developing competitive, profitable and sustainable systems of beef production.  

These systems must maximise the use of grazed grass so as to capitalise on Ireland’s natural competitive advantage in grass production, and to contribute to the high quality, grass-fed reputation of Irish beef worldwide. 

Teagasc are seeking to appoint a highly qualified and enthusiastic researcher to develop and lead a research programme in beef production systems. The successful candidate’s research programme will have particular emphasis on developing profitable and sustainable grass-based systems of beef production and on investigating the factors affecting animal performance at pasture.  The research will seek to optimise grass production and utilization in beef systems. This will be a key appointment for Teagasc with national significance in developing our beef industry over the coming years.

Grange is part of the Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre in Teagasc and has extensive facilities for field and laboratory research.   Teagasc has an international reputation for researching and developing grass-based systems of livestock production and this candidate will work with a dynamic team of Teagasc researchers and specialists across Teagasc’s Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Programme at Moorepark, Grange and Athenry.