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Dairy Grassland Scientist - Higher Scientific Officer (HSO)

REF: IRC226406

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

SALARY: £29,317 - £31,446

LOCATION: AFBI Agriculture Branch, Hillsborough, Co Down, BT26 6DR

The Dairy Grassland Scientist will play a key role within the Sustainable Dairy Systems research team and will be responsible for conducting a range of research trials focused on improving the efficiency of dairy grassland production systems. The post holder will also have the opportunity to gain further experience in a range of areas including: research proposal development, partaking in international collaborations, building leadership and management skills, and advancing communication skills. 

This is a research focused role, providing the successful candidate with the opportunity to advance their research skills and competencies.   It is an exciting opening for a ruminant grassland specialist to advance their reputation and that of AFBI as a leading research centre in dairy grassland production practices.

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 IRC226406

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

AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer