Postgraduate Studentship - Animal Welfare

Hartpury University Centre

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to become part of new Postgraduate Community in an idyllic rural setting, with world leading facilities undertaking impactful and cutting-edge practice-based and industry related research.

Full-Time funded PhD Studentship
Area of Research - Biomechanical and physiological assessment of the short and long-term effects of hydrotherapy on canine rehabilitation

Start date early 2018

The studentship will be based in the Animal Welfare Research Arena at University Centre, Hartpury. The normal expectation is that applicants will hold at least a 2:1 or a Masters qualification from a UK university or a degree of comparable standing from a university outside the UK. Candidates degree relevant to the studentship should demonstrate their potential for practice-led research or alternative evidence of research aptitude.

Applicants require a recognised English language qualification. The minimum entry requirement is GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS score 7.0 or TOEFL score 600 (or demonstrable equivalent).

The aim of this studentship is to investigate the long term efficacy of canine hydrotherapy using a range of biomechanical measurement techniques. The project will involve the utilisation of both kinematic and kinetic analysis to study healthy and pathological animals that have undergone a range of different hydrotherapy protocols. This research project will provide the applicant with an extensive range of skills in relation to the study of canine biomechanics and animal therapy

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. 

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Hartpury College is an equal opportunities employer.

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