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APPLY NOW: UCC/BIM Innovation Advisory Graduate Programme - Food/Nutritional Science Graduate: Closing Date 17th February

24 Jan 2020

UCC / BIM Innovation Advisory Graduate Programme: Position for Food Science/Nutritional Sciences Graduate


Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) is searching for enthusiastic, talented, agile, results orientated graduate to work in the Seafood Innovation Hub (SIH) in Clonakilty, Co. Cork.  The Innovation Advisory graduate scheme will involve eleven (11) months working within the Seafood innovation Hub. BIM’s SIH is an exciting new venture with the objective of bringing a market-led innovation approach to the Irish seafood sector. The state of the art Centre is equipped with a pilot wet fish processing hall, new product development kitchen, training facilities and incubation units. The SIH has set an objective to deliver €100 million value-added seafood’s over the next five years. This placement is an opportunity to get experience on a variety of projects in a growing seafood industry.

The Innovation Advisory graduate will work closely with BIM’s Development and Innovation division and a broad range of seafood companies on new product development, quality controls, marketing and innovative business concepts and solutions.

There is one position on offer.  The ideal candidate will have an innovative outlook, lots of new ideas and enthusiasm. They must have an ability to maintain confidentiality for client companies of the Seafood Innovation Hub.

Competencies required for the food technologist will include knowledge of food production systems, knowledge of analytical techniques for food products and knowledge of packaging, knowledge of labelling requirements, ingredients and processing techniques, knowledge of general food markets, consumer testing, and analysis of market data.

The ideal person will have knowledge of innovation techniques as well as project management capabilities. Experience of building successful relationships with companies is necessary.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Food Manufacturing Management which is funded by BIM - and will also have on-the-job training provided.

The Seafood Innovation Hub has a dynamic team, so evidence of team working skills is also required.  The successful candidate will have to be available to begin the position in early September 2020.

  • Reporting: Seafood Innovation Hub, Lead Technologist.
  • Location: BIM Seafood innovation Hub, Clonakilty with some travel to companies as required.
  • Application: Submit CV and cover letter to Ms Maura Conway, to reach her by close of business on Monday , 10th February 2020.
  • Salary: €22,600 over the 11 month contractn
  • Eligibility: Non EU/EEA Applicants are required to hold a valid EU work visa.
  • Interviews dates to be finalised but will be held in UCC between the dates of 24th – 28th February 2020.


For more on this story contact:

Ms Maura Conway

021 490 3114

Food Industry Training Unit

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork