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Ruminant Livestock Research Scientist - Higher Scientific Officer

REF: IRC239479

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

SALARY: £30,149- £31,760

LOCATION: AFBI Hillsborough, Co. Down BT26 6DR

This position offers a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative scientist to lead significant agri-environment research programmes within the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI). The post holder will report to the project leader of Sustainable Livestock Systems research team at AFBI Hillsborough. The appointee will have a central role in a range of research projects relating to improving the sustainability of livestock production through more efficient and effective practices encompassing animal nutrition, health, welfare and grassland management. The appointee will assist in the design of and be responsible for the supervision of studies conducted on the instrumented research farm at AFBI Hillsborough and also on commercial farms. The appointee will work closely with postgraduate students within the research programme.

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 IRC239479

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 29th April 2019.

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

AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer