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Principal Scientific Officer - Pathogen Genomics Bioinformatician

REF: IRC220207

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

SALARY: £47,749 - £52,334

LOCATION: AFBI Stormont, Belfast

This new post offers an exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced Pathogen Genome Bioinformatician to join AFBI at a pivotal time to enable AFBI to harness the potential of genomics across the diverse data streams and remits of AFBI and to establish a new cross-cutting pathogen genomics and bioinformatics platform to drive the development of AFBI in forthcoming years. The successful candidate will lead and manage this high-priority area within a well-established and multi-disciplinary scientific group, providing considerable impacts for the agri-food industry and tangible achievements both within and beyond academia.

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