Higher Scientific Officer
18 Month Fixed Term Contract - Plant Pathologist NEXCELSIOR Project
SALARY: £31,137 – £32,800 (under review)
DEPARTMENT: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)
LOCATION: AFBI Headquarters, Newforge Lane, Belfast, BT9 5PX
Further appointments may be made from this competition should AFBI positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities.
The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute have an exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced scientist to join the plant pathology team in the Grassland and Plant Science Branch of AFBI Newforge.
The successful candidate will have significant plant pathology or microbiology experience, and will work on an 18 month DAFM/DAERA funded research project seeking to develop and test forest management techniques, including silvopasture, as a means of managing ash dieback.
The post holder will also be expected to collaborate productively on related projects with researchers in University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin as part of this project. This role will deliver applied management guidance to help affected forest owners manage ash dieback disease and to protect the health of ash on the island of Ireland.
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Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 21st August 2020.
Applications are particularly welcomed from Roman Catholics and Females as these groups are currently under-represented within AFBI.
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