R&D Associate

Date: 10 Nov 2023

Location: IE

Company: Glanbia





Graduate Programme 2024 – R&D Associate 

Tirlán, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands. 
Tirlán owns leading brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, mymilkman.ie and GAIN Animal Nutrition.
We nurture a talented team across Ireland, the US, MEA and China, delivering annual revenues of over €3 billion, and over 2,300 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches. Our purpose is to nourish the world, while safeguarding our environment for future generations.

Role Profile
Tirlán is offering a unique opportunity for a graduate to join our team as an R&D Associate. We are seeking self-starters with a keen desire and ability to understand the science behind the product, and explore new approaches to solving the challenges presented.   


•    Supporting the delivery of customer collaborative projects in conjunction with other R&D teams 
•    Working as part of a cross-functional team with customers and Tirlán functions 
•    Participating in and support of technical, analytical, functional and pilot scale testing 
•    Working closely with customer teams to complete projects on time and in scope 
•    Preparing and presenting products, new ideas and concepts 
•    Carrying out experiments, trials at bench and pilot scale and analysis of prototype products 
•    Keeping up to date with relevant technical developments in the field 
•    Championing health and safety by working together to deliver safety first 

•    High academic record to date and expected minimum of a 2.2 honours degree in relative discipline
•    Ambition to progress successfully in a career in R&D in an exciting, ever-changing and challenging environment 
•    Thinks commercially and delivers customer centric solutions 
•    Drives collaboration and builds partnerships to meet shared objectives 
•    Communicates clearly and can influence at all levels 
•    Demonstrates a thirst for knowledge with a desire to continually learn and grow 
•    Analytically minded with the ability to develop creative insights and execute change 

About us 
Through our expertise in research and development, customer insights, food safety and state-of-the-art manufacturing we bring innovative food and nutrition solutions to a global market.  Our new and vibrant headquarters in Kilkenny City operates as a collaboration hub where multi-functional teams come together in a hybrid work environment. 


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
We believe in the value of difference. We know that different perspectives, life experience and backgrounds can drive innovation and deliver growth. 
We welcome people from all walks of life without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

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Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation