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Senior Scientific Officer – Plant Scientist

REF: IRC250689

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

SALARY: £37,272 - £40,979

LOCATION: AFBI Crossnacreevy, Belfast

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute have an exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced plant scientist to join the AFBI plant testing station of Grassland and Plant Science Branch in AFBI Crossnacreevy. The successful candidate will lead a scientific team delivering research, statutory testing and advisory services on crop, grassland and seed science. The post holder will also be expected to collaborate productively with researchers in GPS Branch and across other Branches, with local industry, and with academic groups to deliver results that will contribute to the success of the agri-food Industry in Northern Ireland and beyond.

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.

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 IRC250689.

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 23rd December 2019.

All applications for employment are considered strictly on the basis of merit.

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

AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer