Canine Research Associate

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

35 Hours per week, 12 months fixed term contract

Every hour, another person in the UK goes blind. When someone loses their sight, we're here to make sure they don't lose their freedom as well.

Change a life. Join our team at Guide Dogs.

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for a Canine Research Associate to become an integral member of the Canine Research Team. This team are based in the National Breeding Centre, Leamington Spa.

As a Canine Research Associate, you will develop, carry out and report on research activities focusing on Canine behaviour, reproduction and health as required by Guide Dogs and as advised by the Head of Canine Research and Development.

Within this role you will be responsible for;

  • Planning, organising, undertaking and managing canine research projects as part of Guide Dogs’ canine research strategy
  • Working in association with external research partners who are carrying out approved canine research activities on behalf of Guide Dogs.
  • Analysing data and construct reports to explain findings and to make recommendations to the relevant internal stakeholder groups as a result.

Please refer to the Job description below for more information.

Key Requirements for this role include

  • Judgement and planning is critical as the Post Holder will be responsible for the designs, methodologies and data analysis of a range of research projects.
  • Experience of: designing and managing research projects, communicating research results and drawing actionable insights from research data, applying relevant research methodologies and working with third party suppliers to deliver research projects and insights.
  • Knowledge within the area of canine behaviour development.
  • Degree in Biological or animal behaviour science
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.

Role details: 35 hours per week, 12 months fixed term contract, covering maternity starting January 2017 subject to DBS checks.

Interview dates: Interviews will be carried out at the National Breeding Centre in the week commencing 21st November 2016.

As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check.

Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work. We expect all of our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.

Guide Dogs provides a range of mobility services and works to break down barriers so that people who are blind or partially sighted can get out and about on their own terms. We will not rest until people who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

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