DEPARTMENT: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI)
LOCATION: AFBI Stormont, Belfast, BT4 3SD
The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI) seeks to appoint a Project Leader: Microbiologist, Foodborne Pathogens - Senior Scientific Officer. The successful applicant will contribute to AFBI’s key theme of ‘Protecting animal, plant and human health’. They will also have access to AFBI’s cutting edge scientific platforms and will work in multi-disciplinary teams delivering excellent science and applied solutions to many of the challenges facing agriculture.
The successful applicant will join the Food Microbiology Unit of AFBI’s Bacteriology Branch and will play a key role in supporting the delivery of public health aspects of environmental water quality, food safety and animal health commitments and will develop and manage innovative scientific research, statutory and analytical services on the microbiology and control of foodborne pathogens. The successful applicant will actively contribute to current work programmes that include the development of a predictive model for bathing water quality, the capability to investigate short-term pollution sources using microbial source tracking (MST), innovative research around the gut microbiome and novel approaches to the control of foodborne pathogens.