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Principal Scientific Officer in Quantitative Genetics and Bioinformatics

REF: IRC220208

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

SALARY: £47,749 - £52,334

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

An experienced Quantitative Geneticist with strong Bioinformatics skills is sought to lead and manage an exciting new area of research within AFBI. The individual will join AFBI at a pivotal time and a key function of the role will be to advance livestock breeding using the multi species and diverse data streams within AFBI and AFBI’s associated stakeholders and in collaboration with other academics and industry partners. The successful candidate will design and deliver impactful research and genetic tools to address the grand challenge of feeding the global population in a sustainable manner.

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 IRC

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 21st 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