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Head of Beef and Sheep Research Principal Scientific Officer

REF: IRC277599

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

SALARY: £52,026 - £55,685

LOCATION: AFBI Hillsborough, Large Park, Hillsborough, BT26 6DR

AFBI is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic scientist to join it’s team to lead and deliver an ambitious beef and sheep research programme whose impact should be felt both locally and globally.  The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to influence the design and building of new multi million pound research facilities and a next generation model for the delivery of research, KT and education, in collaboration with CAFRE.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead and further develop a research programme with a key focus on producing meat from beef and sheep systems in a sustainable manner while optimising the delivery of ecosystems services . 
This is an exciting opportunity for an animal scientist to develop and deliver research programmes utilising state of the art facilities and further advance AFBI Hillsborough as a leading centre of expertise in the area of beef and sheep production from grass-based systems.

Further appointments may be made from this competition should AFBI positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities.

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Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 29th August 2022.

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


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