Post-Doc position University College Dublin

Application Deadline: 
22 Feb 2019
2 Year Postdoc Position (UCD, Dublin, Ireland) on Perennial Ryegrass Phenology
We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow for research on the phenology of perennial ryegrass pastures, with a primary focus on the timing of the start (green-up) and end (senescence) of the growing season. This postdoctoral fellow will be part of a 2 year, EPA funded project based at University College Dublin, Ireland (
The post–doctoral fellow will be responsible for
1. the analysis of remote-sensing satellite data (Landsat and Sentinel-2) to study the phenology of improved grassland phenology across Ireland
2. plant growth chamber experiments in the variability of phenological traits across a range of perennial ryegrass varieties.
The post-doctoral fellow will also help develop, in collaboration with other project members a “phenology roadshow” public outreach initiative. The post-doctoral fellow will be jointly mentored by Dr Jon Yearsley (ecological modeller) and Dr Rainer Melzer (plant geneticist) and collaborate with colleagues at Trinity College Dublin, Teagasc and University College Cork.
How to apply:
   Details on how to apply are at
   Job Reference: 011188
   Deadline: 22nd  February 2019
Informal enquiries to Jon Yearsley ( or Rainer Melzer (