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Head of Plant Health & Integrated Pest Management Branch

Employer
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
Jun 3, 2024

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Clinical Practice
Jobseeker Type
Professional
AFBI is now seeking an enthusiastic, internationally recognised scientist with a high level of expertise and knowledge in the areas of plant health and integrated pest management to join its scientific team and lead our work in this area. The Head of Plant Health and Integrated Pest Management will lead AFBI's work on statutory analysis and research to deliver effective surveillance and diagnostics to primarily protect NI's high plant health status. This will include anticipating and responding to emerging pest and disease threats in support of trade and NI's primary industries, whilst also protecting the environment. The role will also provide leadership to develop and facilitate the uptake of integrated pest management across the NI farming system to ensure that pesticide usage is sustainable and as environmentally benign as possible, while maintaining productivity.

Further appointments may be made from this competition should AFBI positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities.

For more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of the post, and the criteria to be used during the recruitment and selection process, please click on the Candidate Information Booklet link below.

In order to apply for this position, please click on the "Apply for this job online" link below to register to this vacancy and to submit an online application.

Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 3rd June 2024.

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

ALL APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE CONSIDERED STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT

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