Senior Research Associate, FARMS-SAFE

Bristol, United Kingdom
£37,345 - £42,036 per annum
Monday, 15 July 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 15 August 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Bristol Veterinary School
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £37,345 - £42,036 per annum
Closing date for applications 15-Aug-2019 

We are seeking talented individuals to join the vibrant interdisciplinary research team AMR Force on a large collaborative research project on antibacterial resistance in livestock between the University of Bristol, Kings College London and partners at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto and Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA) in Argentina. The project is funded under the BBSRC/NERC-CONICET Joint Awards Tackling AMR in the environment – UK Argentina partnership Call with funding from the Department of Health and Social Care and CONICET (Argentina). 

Based at the Bristol Veterinary School’s Langford Campus with field work in Argentina, the project seeks to understand the cultural, economic and regulatory context in which livestock farmers make decisions about antibiotic usage to manage animal health; systematically measure usage of antibacterials in four livestock sectors; quantify the levels and types of resistant bacteria and support the development of a risk-based approach to antibacterial resistance.

To assist with the project, we are recruiting a Senior Research Associate who will work with Argentinian colleagues using a range of technical methods to collect data and evaluate antibacterial use and resistance and their drivers on farms in Argentina. You will be expected to assist with higher level data analysis, report writing and will take part in impact events in Argentina, including dissemination of outcomes to farmers, veterinarians, policy makers and other interested stakeholders, as well as academics.

You will ideally be fluent in Spanish, have a veterinary qualification or experience in the livestock industries and preferably a postgraduate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or a related quantitative discipline. Experience of working in interdisciplinary teams and being able to manage multiple aspects to projects is essential.

We are also recruiting for a Project Manager (SUPP105417) to manage, coordinate and advise on all administrative aspects of the project and a Research Associate in Human Geography (ACAD104112) to work on the social science element of the project.

Interviews are anticipated to be held on 27/09/2019.

For informal enquiries please contact: 

Kristen Reyher
0117 331 9321

Maria Paula Escobar
0117 331 9155

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.