Research Associate, Bristol Veterinary School
Division/School Bristol Veterinary School
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,797 - £38,017 per annum
Closing date for applications 25-Sep-2019
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at Bristol Veterinary School running until the end of May 2020. The Research Associate will be working on an exciting multidisciplinary BBSRC funded research project looking at the effect of range use on the health and welfare of laying hens. Advanced techniques will be used to monitor behaviour, activity and range use on-farm, which will be related to the two most urgent problems of hen welfare - keel bone fracture and injurious feather pecking. The research team will be headed by Prof John Tarlton, a senior researcher in the area of bone biology, skeletal health, animal behaviour and welfare (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/vetscience/people/john-f-tarlton/index.html). You will be expected to have doctoral or postdoctoral experience in related research areas. However, training will be provided in welfare assessment, use of activity and tracking technology and bone biology as appropriate.
For informal enquiries please contact:
Professor John Tarlton
0117 928 9266
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.