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Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed Term)

University of Nottingham - Veterinary Medicine & Science

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £30,487 to £33,966 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £33966 with relevant PhD)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: MED533523

Are you passionate about technologies, data science and farm animals? The research associate / fellow position is available to join a team of interdisciplinary researchers and help with delivery of ongoing funded research on animal personality and precision livestock health by Professor Jasmeet Kaler.  Working alongside various industry partners we are utilising state of the art technologies such as location sensors, temperature boluses and cameras etc to collect information on various aspects of calf behaviour, physiology, welfare and production measures. The focus of the role will be to pre-processing and merging high frequency data (movement, feeding, space use, location, temperature etc) from various technologies/sensors on different calf behaviours, health and physiology.  Then, using these datasets to develop computational algorithms to extract personality traits (https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.212019)  and develop predictive models of key aspects of calf health outcomes, performance and welfare. 

The successful applicant will join a friendly, highly motivated and successful Ruminant Population Health research group. The post will be primarily research focused (90%) with limited but some teaching and administrative duties. 

In addition to the online application form candidates should submit a CV which gives details of academic qualifications, including class of first degree, a career summary and a full list of any publications.

The position is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract until 31 December 2024. Job share arrangements may also be considered. 

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jasmeet Kaler, email jasmeet.kaler@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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