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Higher/Senior Scientific Officer - Animal Welfare Research Scientist

REF: IRC221089

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

SALARY: £29,317 - £31,446 for HSO / £36,448 - £40,072 for SSO

LOCATION: AFBI Hillsborough

AFBI is seeking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic post doctoral research scientist to investigate best welfare practices for the main farmed livestock species in the UK. The candidate will be based on the AFBI Hillsborough research farm which is highly instrumented and offers a broad spectrum of opportunity for an individual to develop their career with regards to practical and impactful research.

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 IRC221089

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Thursday 31st August 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