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Head of Immunodiagnostic Branch - Belfast

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Belfast (County)
Salary: £58,676 – £66,075
Closing date
12 Jul 2021

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Head of Immunodiagnostic Branch

REF: IRC266059    
SALARY: £58,676 – £66,075        
DEPARTMENT: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI)    
LOCATION: AFBI Stormont, Stoney Road, Belfast, BT4 3SD    

AFBI are seeking an enthusiastic, outstanding scientist in the area of animal disease surveillance to lead a branch heavily involved with statutory surveillance supporting trade and preventing disease incursions to Northern Ireland. The role oversees work based at the AFBI Stormont site. The successful candidate joins the Division at a pivotal time of change in terms of implementing Official Laboratory functions in the context of EU Exit and the Northern Ireland Protocol. This is a challenging and rewarding post in which the appointed individual will be expected to further develop the quality and range of programmes supporting DAERA and industry, including emergency response against notifiable disease incursions, as well as having a vital input into industry and governmental policies and strategies.

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 12th July 2021.

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


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The Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI) was created on 1st April 2006 by joining the Science Service of the then Department of Agriculture and Rural Development with the Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ARINI).

DARD became DAERA on the 8th May 2016. AFBI is a DAERA non-departmental public body (NDPB).


AFBI carries out high technology research and development, statutory, analytical, and diagnostic testing functions for DAERA and other Government departments, public bodies and commercial companies.


AFBI's NDPB status enables it to be innovative and entrepreneurial in its approach to business development. AFBI is forging new partnerships with other scientific institutes and research organisations and extending the range of services it offers.  This enables AFBI’s unique breadth of scientific capabilities in the areas of agriculture, animal health, food, environment and biosciences to be offered to a wider prospective national and international customer base.


AFBI is managed by an independent Board which is also responsible for monitoring its performance.


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