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 policymakers.

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.

Current Job Opportunities

Higher Scientific Officer

There is currently one 12 month fixed term position to be filled at Higher Scientific Officer grade. A reserve list will exist and will be held for a period of 12 months from the date of interview, to cover any similar vacancies which may arise.

Appointments will be made on the basis of a fixed term contract of 12 months. If there is a continuing business need, the fixed term contract may be extended, subject to satisfactory performance and attendance. The successful candidate will be an employee of AFBI.


The salary for the post will be within the range £29,317 - £31,446, within which pay increases will be on an incremental basis provided staff reports are satisfactory.


The successful candidate will normally be based at AFBI Newforge, 18a Newforge Lane, Belfast, BT9 5PX, however, they will, on occasion, also be expected to travel locally and work at other AFBI sites in Northern Ireland as required.

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Other Vacancies

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