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Postdoctoral Immunologist (Higher Scientific Officer) - 2 Year Fixed Term Contract (with the possibility of extension)

REF: IRC231012

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

SALARY: £30,149 - £31,760

LOCATION: VSD, Stoney Road, Stormont, Belfast

The successful candidate will join Virology Branch’s Ruminant laboratory and will work on a project entitled ‘Application of next generation sequencing for the identification of DNA based biomarkers in regulatory regions of the genome for susceptibility to bovine respiratory disease complex’. This project is funded through the USDA-Ireland Tri-partite programme and is co-funded by The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) in ROI and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland.

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 IRC231012

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 3rd August 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