Livestock Research Scientist - Higher Scientific Officer

Hillsborough, Down
£30,526 - £32,157
11 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Contract Type

Livestock Research Scientist - Higher Scientific Officer

Ref: IRC245838
Salary: £30,526 - £32,157
Department: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI)
Location: AFBI Hillsborough, Co. Down BT26 6DR

This position offers a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative scientist to lead significant livestock research programmes within the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI). The post holder will report to the project leader of Sustainable Livestock Systems research team at AFBI Hillsborough. The appointee will have a central role in a range of research projects relating to improving the sustainability of livestock production through more efficient and effective practices encompassing animal nutrition, health, welfare and grassland management. The appointee will assist in the design of and be responsible for the supervision of studies conducted on the instrumented research farm at AFBI Hillsborough and also on commercial farms. The appointee will work closely with postgraduate students within the research programme.

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

For more detailed information and to apply, please go to

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 IRC245838

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 30th September 2019.

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

AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer

All applications for employment are considered strictly on the basis of merit.