Research Vessel & Marine Systems Manager

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
£48,829 - £53,518
Closing date
1 Jun 2020
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REF: IRC243201

SALARY: £48,829 - £53,518

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

LOCATION: AFBI Headquarters, Newforge Lane, Belfast, BT9 5PX

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute have a strong reputation in the area of marine sciences.  In support of this work AFBI owns a 53 metre research vessel. Furthermore a project is currently progressing to replace this vessel with a new state of the art multi-purpose research vessel. This role presents an excellent opportunity to join the AFBI team at this exciting time. The post holder will have a key role in delivering the new research vessel and develop new marine systems to service the long term delivery of the aquatic science research programme.  

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 visit the website via the Apply button.

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:

HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email:

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC243201.

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 1st June 2020.

All applications for employment are considered strictly on the basis of merit. Applications are particularly welcomed from Roman Catholics and Females as these groups are currently under-represented within AFBI.

AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer


The Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI) was created on 1st April 2006 by joining the Science Service of the then Department of Agriculture and Rural Development with the Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ARINI).

DARD became DAERA on the 8th May 2016. AFBI is a DAERA non-departmental public body (NDPB).

AFBI carries out high technology research and development, statutory, analytical, and diagnostic testing functions for DAERA and other Government departments, public bodies and commercial companies.

AFBI's NDPB status enables it to be innovative and entrepreneurial in its approach to business development. AFBI is forging new partnerships with other scientific institutes and research organisations and extending the range of services it offers.  This enables AFBI’s unique breadth of scientific capabilities in the areas of agriculture, animal health, food, environment and biosciences to be offered to a wider prospective national and international customer base.

AFBI is managed by an independent Board which is also responsible for monitoring its performance.

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