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Principal Scientific Officer - Immunology

REF: IRC219389

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

SALARY: £47,749 - £52,334

LOCATION: AFBI Stormont, Belfast

This position offers the opportunity to join a well-established and multi-disciplinary scientific group and to lead the Immunology work area within the Bacteriology Branch. It is anticipated that the work will initially focus on current programmes relating to the immunology and pathogenesis of important mycobacterial diseases of cattle (bovine tuberculosis and bovine paratuberculosis). The post holder will also be expected to collaborate productively with researchers in the Virology Branch and across other Branches, who have similar immunology interests, and to build upon linkages with other academic groups and centres of excellence.

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 IRC219389

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 24th July 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