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Senior Scientific Officer - Virologist

REF: IRC230979

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

SALARY: £36,812 - £40,473

LOCATION: VSD, Stoney Road, Stormont, Belfast

The post holder will be expected to play a major role in extending the Branch track-record for research into animal virus pathogens including the development of new molecular and immunological diagnostic tests. While it is anticipated that initially, a significant part of the SSO work will be related to current projects in mammalian viral diseases and pig diseases in particular, the post-holder will be expected to develop and lead significant areas of research related to this area of virology. The work will support the local animal production industry in NI and requires the development of a good understanding of virology relevant to animal production systems.

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 IRC230979

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 3rd August  2018.

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

AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer