Research Associate / Research Fellow (part time, fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Veterinary Medicine & Science

Salary: £26,495 to £38,833 per annum pro-rata, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29,799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The post will be based at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham and is part of an exciting research partnership with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB Dairy).

The successful candidate will work within a research team to address the challenge of evaluating and improving the housed environment for British dairy cattle. Research will be conducted in a novel facility being constructed with funding from Innovate UK as a part of the ‘Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock’, a £6M dairy redevelopment at Nottingham. The project aims to evaluate how changes to the housed environment affects cow health and wellbeing including physiological and behavioural outcomes. The main duty of this post will be to work within the extended research team to collate, process and analyse data and play a role in the organisation of research. The role will also include animal handling, sample collection and may include work on other related projects being conducted by Dairy Herd Health Group.

Candidates should hold an undergraduate degree in veterinary science and a PhD (or be close to completion) in veterinary epidemiology (or equivalent quantitative subject). The successful candidate will have significant experience of handling medium to large sized datasets and of statistical modelling. The person appointed to this post will be required to work with and support other members in the research group so is required not only to work independently, but be team-orientated.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Martin Green, email: martin.green@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory basic disclosure is obtained.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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