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Principal Scientific Officer (PSO) - Head of Monogastric Research

REF: IRC249998

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

SALARY: £48,829 - £53,518 (under review)

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

AFBI invites applications from enthusiastic, internationally recognised individuals to lead their monogastric research programme.  The main focus of the role will be to develop and deliver on an applied research programme in collaboration with industry, NGO’s and government to advance state of the art science in the area of monogastric production and provide solutions to the local, national and international pig and poultry industries to support their sustainable prosperity.  The post is supported by a team of post doctoral scientists and highly skilled technicians as well as instrumented pig and poultry research facilities.  Many opportunities exist for delivering a multi- disciplinary research programme using AFBI’s range of capabilities and external linkages.

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 IRC249998

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 3rd January 2020.

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

AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer