Social Scientist - Epidemiology

Inverness, Highland (GB)
May 04, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 25, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Part Time

Epidemiology Research Unit, Inverness
£36,413 - £40,129 per annum, pro rata                                  Ref: ANF/AVS/044/21

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.

The Epidemiology Research Unit (ERU) in Inverness requires a Social Scientist interested in the interfaces between veterinary epidemiology, zoonotic disease, disease control and farmer/public behaviour to join the core team working on a varied range of projects. This researcher will collaborate with other Scottish scientists working on a major government research programme - in particular the sections dealing with barriers and drivers that affect the implementation of disease control measures and effective biosecurity.  

In order to be considered, you should possess a PhD in social science (e.g. sociology, psychology). You will be able to provide social (human behavioural) science supervision and input into a range of epidemiological projects and deliver assigned projects on time, within budget and resources. You will have proven skills in analysis, writing and publishing relevant work. You will be interested in working to increase the team’s work on farmer/public behaviour in relation to disease control based upon a suite of projects established within ERU and through development of your own personal research portfolio.

The is a permanent, part time role of 22.5 hours per week.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Kate Stephen, Behavioural Scientist, by email
Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. 

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Closing date: 25th May 2021  

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

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