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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Production Animal Welfare Science

University of Bristol - Bristol Veterinary School

Location: Bristol
Salary: £43,267 to £58,089 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th May 2019
Closes: 3rd July 2019
Job Ref: ACAD103939

Salary: Grade K (Lecturer): £43,267- £48,677 per annum. Grade L (Senior Lecturer): £51,630 - £58,089 per annum. Grade L (Reader): £51,630 - £58,089 per annum. Grade M (Professor) competitive salary, subject to negotiation.

As part of an exciting new initiative, Bristol Veterinary School is seeking to recruit a research-active faculty member in Production Animal Welfare Science as one of three new academic positions focused on our John Oldacre Centre for Sustainability and Welfare in Dairy Production and our Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) Poultry Facility.

The new John Oldacre and CIEL Research Centres offer opportunities for the development of an animal welfare and health research programme that capitalises on population level big data generated by the centres. Both facilities can provide automatically and remotely collected data on behaviour, welfare, health, nutrition, productivity and environment, and allow prospective and cross-sectional cohort studies of dairy cattle and poultry. A deep understanding of animal behaviour and its links to welfare will play a crucial part in exploiting this new data stream. Research opportunities include, but are not limited to: understanding what constitutes and predicts resilience in livestock; developing new measures of animal welfare, including those that can be automated for use in situ; investigating the effects of early experience including epigenetic processes on phenotypic development; characterising the concept of resilience in terms of production animal welfare and health; investigating social dynamics and their impact on health, welfare and productivity; and evaluating societal, ethical and economic trade-offs in renewed intensification of livestock production driven by human population growth and concerns about global food security.

You will have a strong track record of publication and grant funding success in animal welfare and behaviour and will be expected to develop and consolidate a research group, forge collaborations with colleagues in BVS, the wider University, and externally, teach on the School’s undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses, and supervise postgraduate research students.

Appointment will be at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor. Please refer to the relevant job descriptions for further information.

You will be based at Bristol Veterinary School on the University of Bristol’s Langford campus, within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Richard Hammond, Head of School, Bristol Veterinary School, Tel: 0117 928 9638, email:

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