Bioenergy research programme, Oak Park Crops Research Centre in Carlow, The Agriculture and Food Development Authority (TEAGASC)
- Name of Organization: Bioenergy research programme, Oak Park Crops Research Centre in Carlow, The Agriculture and Food Development Authority (TEAGASC)
- Country: Ireland
- email: John.Finnan@teagasc.ie
- Name: Mr. John
- Surname: Finnan
- Position: Head of Bioenergy research programme / Research Officer, Crop Environment and Land Use Programme, Oak Park Crops Research
- Full Address: Oak Park Crops Research, Carlow, Ireland
- Phone: +353 599170253
- Web page: www. teagasc.ie
- Short profile: Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. It was established in September 1988. The organisation is funded by State Grant-in-Aid; the National Development Plan 2007 to 2013; fees for research, advisory and training services; income from national and EU competitive research programmes; and revenue from farming activities and commodity levies.
Our 11 member Authority is appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and has representatives from the farming organisations, the food industry, universities, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Teagasc staff.
Teagasc is a client-based organisation employing approximately 1,100 staff at 52 locations throughout Ireland with an annual operating budget in excess of €160 million. We operate in partnership with all sectors of the agriculture and food industry and with rural development agencies. We have developed close alliances with research, advisory and training agencies throughout the world and are continuously seeking to expand our international contacts.
Around 75% of Teagasc’s yearly budget comes from the Irish exchequer and EU funding with the balance generated from earned income. Some 40% of the budget is devoted to research with the remainder split half and half between advisory and education services Teagasc employs 1,100 staff at 52 locations throughout Ireland.
Research services are provided by 216 research scientists, 51 specialists and specialist advisers and 116 research technicians and technologists, 171 support staff and approximately 175 Walsh Fellows (PhD students) at six dedicated centres.
There are over 250 advisers based at county and local offices.
The eight colleges and local training/research centres are staffed by college lecturers, technicians and education officers.
- Number of students for internship in 2015: 1
- Preferred starting date: May, 2015
- Duties, responsibilities and tasks of intern/-s: The intern will have variety of duties and responsibilities including field trials, carrying out measurements and sampling bioenergy crops grown in the field, laboratory work.
- Minimum study level: Last year of Bachelor degree / Master studies
- Study Areas/Specialization: Environment, bioenergy, agriculture and similar.
- Desired Qualifications and Skills (Desired profile): An interest in bioenergy research field.
- Duration of the Internship: 4 months (full-time)
- Working Language of Receiving Organisation: English
- The number of pre-selected candidate CVs: 2-3
- Ability to speak other languages is a plus.
- Required documents: Motivation letter
- Comments: We are an organisation that frequently takes on interns.