Working for AFBI

Working at AFBI
Working at AFBI
AFBI is engaged with the international research community in providing scientific solutions to the global problems of disease control, climate change, food security, and environmental protection.

Our success has been built on several key areas of excellent translational research and diagnostics for the industry, and in providing a scientific evidence base for policy makers.

Our continued success is dependent on retaining and attracting the best scientists and staff in an increasingly competitive environment. This aspiration is fostered by developing individuals’ careers through regular appraisal, the provision of development opportunities, excellent terms and conditions and a range of work/life balance practices.

If you are looking for a career in a world-class multidisciplinary scientific organisation, please refer to the NICS recruitment website here

Current vacancies

Director of Sustainable Agri-Food Sciences Division

  • Director of Sustainable Agri-Food Sciences Division
  • Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland
  • £68,961 - £79,058 per annum (pending approval)

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to lead the Sustainable Agri-Food Sciences Division in an internationally renowned scientific Institute.

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is a leading multidisciplinary science organisation (staff complement of circa 630 and annual budget of £50m) with a strong international reputation for excellence in science supporting the local and global agri-food sectors.

The successful candidate for this post will be an outstanding research scientist who will lead, coordinate and develop AFBI’s research and development strategy, inspire scientific staff and provide vision, leadership and strategic direction for the Sustainable Agri-Food Sciences Division. Candidates for this position should be internationally recognised scientists with a strong track record of leading and managing collaborative research programmes and stakeholder networks, with the ability to project a clear and compelling vision of the role of science in creating a more profitable, sustainable and environmentally sensitive agri-food industry.

For any further information, contact Philip White (Workforce Planning) on 028 9025 5060 or request an application form by email here

Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs Division

  • Director of Finance & Corporate Affairs Division
  • Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland
  • £68,961 - £79,058 per annum (pending approval)

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to lead the Finance and Corporate Affairs Division in an internationally renowned, successful organisation with a staff complement of circa 630 and a budget of £50m.

AFBI is a leading multidisciplinary science organisation with a strong international reputation for excellence in science supporting the local and global agri-food and rural sectors. The successful candidate for this post will have a key role in strategic planning and leadership, driving change and implementing new initiatives in financial management, planning and control, with responsibility for management of procurement and human resources.

In recognition of the strategic importance of this post to AFBI, the Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs Division will, along with the Directors of the two Science Divisions, be designated as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Executive Management Team, which is responsible for the corporate management of the organisation.

For any further information, contact the AFBI Deputy Head of HR on 028 9025 5055. or request an application form by email here