Veterinary Research Officer – Epidemiology – Belfast, United Kingdom

United Kingdom
Posted 2 years ago

REF: IRC273759               

SALARY: £52,026 – £55,685                 

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

LOCATION: AFBI Stormont, Belfast    

This position offers the opportunity to join a well-established, multi-disciplinary and internationally recognised research group and to create and lead the development of a strategic epidemiology research programme. The post-holder will be expected to provide authoritative and expert epidemiology advice on animal disease or food safety matters and to contribute to the vision, scientific leadership and strategic direction for the epidemiology work area.

It is anticipated that, at least initially, a significant part of the work will focus on current and future research and service delivery on bovine tuberculosis, however, within the broad remit of the veterinary scientific work of AFBI, there are significant opportunities to undertake innovative epidemiological research work through access to exceptionally well-recorded active and passive surveillance data and other relevant data streams. Future potential exist to secure impactful outputs from epidemiology in other areas including, for example, food-borne zoonoses, endemic and emerging animal diseases, antimicrobial resistance and, in particular, the interactions between animal disease, climate change and One Health.

The person appointed to the post will have a significant management responsibility and the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.

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

Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 13th May 2022.

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


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Telephone: 0800 1 300 330

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