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Agricultural Systems Nutrient Management Scientist (Principal Scientific Officer)

REF: IRC227122

DEPARTMENT: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI)

SALARY: £47,749 - £52,334

LOCATION: AFBI Newforge, Belfast

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced scientist to lead the ‘Sustainable Soil Management & Crop Nutrition’ research programme in AFBI.  The post holder will address the challenge of identifying and exploiting opportunities for enhancing nutrient-use efficiency within the soil-plant-animal system, and for reducing detrimental nutrient (particularly nitrogen and phosphorus) losses to land, air or water.

Further appointments may be made from this competition should AFBI positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities.

For more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of the post and the criteria to be used during the recruitment and selection process, please click on the Candidate Information Booklet link below.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the "Apply for this job online" link below to register to this vacancy and to submit an online application.

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:
HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email:

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC227122

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 23rd March 2018.

Applications are particularly welcomed from Roman Catholics and females as these groups are currently under-represented within AFBI.

AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer