|Salary:||£54,421 to £63,059 per annum (Grade 9)|
|Placed On:||23rd March 2023|
|Closes:||18th April 2023|
Location: Stirling Campus
Contract type: Open Ended
The University of Stirling is seeking to appoint a Named Veterinary Surgeon (NVS). The post offers an attractive alternative to other veterinary career options, such as general practice or work with industry. The postholder will be based at our Stirling Campus where they will have the opportunity to contribute to specialist teaching and training alongside NVS responsibilities, to be involved in groundbreaking national and international research projects and the development of the flagship National Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Hub. The NVS position will operate primarily in the world-leading Institute of Aquaculture, which ranked first (1st) in the UK for research with impact in field of agriculture, veterinary and food science (REF2021).
The NVS will play a key role in supporting our research, training, Culture of Care and engagement with the 3Rs. This role would suit an NVS or veterinary surgeon with who is keen to work independently and develop their own skills and interests whilst part of a friendly team who are responsible for animal health and welfare and supporting staff.
Description of duties
The successful applicant will work with an experienced team of Named Persons under ASPA (NACWOs, PPLh, PILh etc.) as well as professional services, academics, and senior management. The NVS will be responsible for health monitoring and strategy including Veterinary Health and Welfare plans, clinical diagnosis and treatment.
The appointee will act as lead NVS for facilities in Stirling with periodic visits to our facility on the Kintyre peninsula. Further to fulfilling the responsibilities of an NVS, the person appointed will support the Establishment Licence Holder (ELH) to ensure that responsibilities for Home Office compliance are fulfilled. The appointee will meet regularly with the ELH and will act as Deputy Establishment Licence Holder. The NVS will also have responsibility for advising on research ethics and will be Deputy Chair of the University’s Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB). The appointee will be expected to stay informed of all activities, developments, and challenges related to our aquatic animal facilities and provide regular updates to the PELh and other management and staff.
The postholder will work alongside a team of animal care technical specialists with high levels of expertise in maintaining complex aquatic production and research infrastructure. The appointee will also be expected to deliver limited specialist teaching and training on clinical aquatic practice, Home Office legislation and research ethics on undergraduate and post graduate courses.
Knowledge & Experience
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