Ruminant Livestock Research Scientist – Higher Scientific Officer

Location UK / Down

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1403049

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Ruminant Livestock Research Scientist - Higher Scientific Officer based in Hillsborough.

Ruminant Livestock Research Scientist – Higher Scientific Officer

REF: IRC239479

SALARY: £30,149- £31,760 (under review)

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 agri-environment 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 click the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to our website.

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 29th April 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

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