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Research Fellow in Livestock Science

University of Leeds - School of Biology

Location: Leeds
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd June 2024
Closes: 1st July 2024
Job Ref: FBSBY1196

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in Livestock Science? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities?

We are seeking an enthusiastic, capable and adaptable scientist with excellent communication skills, who is keen to establish themselves in livestock science research. Whilst it is not essential that you should have prior experience of working with pigs, you should have a strong interest in developing pig research. You will work closely with academics and industry to co-develop proposals, conduct commercial and non-commercial research at the National Pig Centre.

You should have a PhD (or be close to completion) in animal science or a related area, complemented by excellent analytical and laboratory skills and a proven track record in communicating your research outcomes. You will be based primarily at the University of Leeds farm at the National Pig Centre and will also be a part of the School of Biology.  

What we offer in return:

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year! · Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 14.5% of salary · Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Katie McDermott, Lecturer in Sustainable Livestock Production  

Email: k.mcdermott@leeds.ac.uk

Ryan Clarkson, Platform Manager, National Pig Centre 
Email: fbsrcla@leeds.ac.uk

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