PhD Studentship: Residency and Masters Programme in Dairy Herd Health

University of Nottingham - Veterinary Medicine & Science

Location: University Park

Principal supervisor: Professor Martin Green

Other supervisors: Supervisors will be drawn from our team of specialist researchers and clinicians, dependent on the clinical and research interests of the successful applicant. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Martin Green ( or John Remnant ( in the first instance.

Background: The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science (SVMS) undertakes research on many key aspects of companion animals and livestock health and production. Research at the School is integrated into the University structure with established world class research in biomedical sciences within the other University Schools. Research undertaken at the School is relevant to both Veterinary Medicine and Science and Comparative and Human Medicine.

Project description:

We are seeking an enthusiastic veterinary surgeon dedicated to the future of farm animal production medicine to undertake a three year clinical residency programme within the Dairy Herd Health Group at Nottingham Veterinary School. The successful applicant will join a team of over twenty research-led specialist clinicians and post graduates working on dairy herd health and sheep flock health and production medicine. The core remits of the group are to develop and advance clinical excellence, undertake world class research and transfer knowledge to the industry to promote outstanding health, welfare and productivity in cattle and sheep.

The successful applicant will be based at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and will undertake clinical work at our associate farm animal practices. The residency programme will comprise a combination of farm animal practice (50% of role), specialist training, clinical research and informal undergraduate teaching and will lead to a Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine (MVM). Additionally, as the School is an approved training centre for the European College of Bovine Health Management, the residency programme could lead in whole or in part to the European Diploma.

Further information and Application

Applicants must have attended an EAEVE approved veterinary School, be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership) and hold a valid UK driving licence. As this role requires the post holder to drive between sites a full current driving licence is also essential for this role unless disability precludes this. Whilst more recent graduates may be considered, a minimum of two years in mixed or farm animal practice would be considered advantageous.

Further information on our group is available on our website ( Potential applicants are invited to contact Professor Martin Green or John Remnant (01159 516791; for further information and informal discussion.

Candidates should apply online and include a CV. Any queries regarding the application process should be addressed to Postgraduate Admissions Officer, (email:

Start Date: 

1st July 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

Closing date

The position will be filled when suitable candidates have been identified. Early application is strongly encouraged.

Eligibility for Funding

The position will receive a tax free stipend of £24,284 per annum. Fees are paid, the position is only open to UK or EU applicants due to fee restrictions.

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