Teagasc PhD Walsh Scholarships for International Students

  • Phd
  • €24,000 p/a
  • 28 August 2020

The project sets out to quantify (i) the compositional “signature” of Irish beef from production systems with different levels of grass input and (ii) differences between Irish grass-fed beef and beef from international sources. The research is required because Irish beef is marketed based on the uniqueness of its grass-based production. The PhD student will study with Professors Frank Monahan, Olaf Schmidt, Frank McDermott and Dr Michael Salter-Townshend at UCD and Professor Aidan Moloney at Teagasc, together with international collaborators and industry partners. S/he will use novel analytical methods (including micronutrient analysis by HPLC/GC and NIR and Raman spectroscopy) combined with advanced statistical techniques to quantify compositional differences and discriminate beef on the basis of grass feeding and country of origin.

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Teagasc is the state agency providing research, advisory and education in agriculture, horticulture, food and rural development in Ireland.

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Applicants should have a 2.1 Bachelors (Hons) degree or higher in Science (e.g. Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry), Food Science, Agricultural Science or in a related subject area and should have an interest in the science of food. Applicants with a Masters degree are likely to have a strong advantage. Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent. Other valid qualifications here: www.ucd.ie/registry/admissions/elr.html


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The value of the scholarship is €24,000 per annum, tax free. The successful applicant will be required to pay a postgraduate registration fee of €6,000 p.a.


A letter of motivation together with a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees should be sent by email to: frank.monahan@ucd.ie

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