Senior Academic Research Scientist - Animal Nutrition

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£36,413 - £48,930 per annum
Tuesday, 6 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 2 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

ANIMAL NUTRITION                                  
Easter Bush, Edinburgh, UK 
£36,413 - £48,930 per annum                             

Ref: ACF/AHES/063/21

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

A new and exciting strategic position is available at SRUC’s Monogastric Science Research Centre for a Senior Academic Research Scientist in Animal Nutrition, to take forward SRUC’s client-facing research portfolio on nutritional sensitivity of animal production, health, disease, environmental footprint and product safety, ranging from the strategically academic to the commercially applied.

A recently opened state-of-the-art Poultry Unit and refurbished Pig Unit just outside Edinburgh form the basis of our strategic and applied research and teaching activities in monogastric nutrition, and facilitate close collaborations with other SRUC staff in the Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush (where this post will be based), and the wider local, national and international academic and commercial research communities.  

Clear demonstration of a strong track record in academic and/or commercial grant winning, peer-reviewed publication and lecturing in monogastric animal nutrition are essential, whilst experience with developing nutritional concepts across animal species is highly desired. 

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Prof Jos Houdijk, Head of SRUC’s Monogastric Science Research Centre at

SRUC offers an attractive salary package based on experience and qualifications.  

To apply for the role, please click visit: 

Closing date: 18th April 2021 

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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