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Principal/Senior Scientific Officer - Grassland Agronomist

REF: IRC219757

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

SALARY: £47,749-£52,334 for Principal Scientific Officer or £36,448-£40,072 for Senior Scientific Officer

LOCATION: AFBI Hillsborough, Co. Down BT26 6DR

This position offers a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative scientist to lead the grassland agronomy research interests of AFBI, with particular focus at the animal-plant interface. With the ability to build an international reputation as a leading grassland academic and win funding for new research to impact on local, national and international industry practices, this is an exciting opening for a grassland scientist to advance their reputation and that of AFBI as a leading centre in ruminant production from grassland.

 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 IRC219757

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 11th 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