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Pig Research Scientist - Senior Scientific Officer

REF: IRC222888

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

SALARY: £36,448 - £40,072

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

This position offers an exciting opportunity for an innovative Research Scientist to lead pig systems research at AFBI Hillsborough.  You will identify, develop and lead key research areas which addresses pig production through the adoption of advanced methodologies and experimental techniques.  Being a specialist on sustainable pig production you will provide expert advice to relevant stakeholders and the scientific community which will assist in future policy and strategy development related to pig production.

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

For more detailed information, inlcuding 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 tor egister 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 IRC222888

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Tuesday 31st October 2017.

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

AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer