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Quantitative Geneticist - Higher Scientific Officer / Senior Scientific Officer

REF: IRC230048

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

SALARY: £30,149 - £31,760 for HSO / £36,812 - £40,473 for SSO

LOCATION: AFBI Hillsborough, Large park, Hillsborough, Co. Down, BT26 6DR

This new post offers an exciting opportunity for a skilled early career Quantitative Geneticist to join AFBI’s livestock and genomics research team.  AFBI’s instrumented farm using novel digital technologies is currently capturing mega-flows of phenotypic data linked to genotyping of all the livestock.  This provides the opportunity for a Quantitative Geneticist to build an international reputation in the arena of livestock genetic improvement as well as impacting on better farming practices.  The successful candidate will manage this high-priority programme within a well-established and multi-disciplinary scientific group, and be supported by a database manager of the phenotypic biobank.  AFBI is eager to attract the best candidates and to support them in furthering their careers within an academia and Government/industry fora.

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 IRC230048

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 10th 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