Precision Dairying Scientist

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

Ref: R/FFS/108/17

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

Based at our Dairy Research & Innovation Centre near Dumfries, we require an early-career researcher to contribute to our developing precision dairying programme. The post is fixed term for three years, working 37 hours per week.

The main responsibilities are to contribute to SRUC’s growing precision livestock farming research activities involving novel imaging and sensor technologies, as well as to support commercially-funded feeding trials. The post-holder will play an important role in developing future project activity.

This post requires understanding of livestock farming and research experience; the candidate should have good data handling skills and experience of report writing is desirable. Strong organisational skills are needed as the work will involve management and planning of tasks alongside other staff. The applicant should have the ability to work as an individual and within a team.

A PhD, or equivalent experience, in animal science, agricultural engineering or related subject is required together with well developed computer skills. A current UK driving licence is essential as regular travel between remote rural sites will be required.

Closing Date: 15 October 2017

SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy.

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046.

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