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APPLY NOW: UCC/BIM Innovation Advisory Graduate Programme - Food/Nutritional Science Graduate: Closing Date 19th February

2 Feb 2021

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 2021.

  • 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 Friday 19th February 2021.
  • Salary: €22,600 over the 11 month contractn
  • Eligibility: Non EU/EEA Applicants are required to hold a valid EU work visa.
  • Interviews will be held online in early March


For more on this story contact:

Ms Maura Conway

021 490 3114

Food Industry Training Unit

University College Cork , Western Road, Cork