A new Post-Doctoral development programme has been launched by Teagasc.

Teagasc says its Post-Doctoral Development programme is an exciting and innovative training programme which is designed to provide professional development for post-doctoral researchers.

The programme will prepare Post-Doctoral Fellows for a variety of career options ahead, whether in academia or in industry.

Speaking at the launch, which took place in the Teagasc Food Research Centre in Ashtown, Dublin, yesterday, Tuesday, 9 June Dr. Frank O’Mara, Director of Research, Teagasc, said participants on the programme have access to a range of development opportunities to equip them with the necessary skills for the next stage of their career.

“It will open more doors for them in the future as they pursue their careers in science.”

This Post Doc programme, which was developed by Teagasc in collaboration with UCC, UCD and the Agri-Food Advanced Professional Development team, is the first structured post-doctoral training and development programme in Ireland.

The development programme is being delivered by University College Cork, led by
Professor Alan Kelly.

He said it’s an important initiative to develop and foster the growth of scientific expertise in Teagasc, which will be a major asset, for not just the agriculture and food sector in Ireland, but for other science based sectors.