Animal Health Economist

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£34,323 - £37,861
07 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

£34,323 - £37,861 per annum             

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  The Land Economy, Environment and Society Research Group is one of the largest groupings of socio-economists working in the rural, agricultural and land based sectors in the UK.

This is a permanent position for a motivated and established researcher in the area of animal health economics.  The successful candidate would join a growing team of economists and social scientists working on interventions and future pathways for livestock farming in both developed and developing country contexts.  The main activities would be to conduct and develop research and research-based teaching as well as to contribute to ongoing policy debate around management of animal health.

The successful candidate would be expected to lead and to contribute to ongoing research in animal health economics, which includes dealing with policy clients, working within multidisciplinary networks and providing expertise to initiatives between SRUC and its partner institutes. 

You will have a doctoral degree in a subject related to animal health economics or agricultural economics with a background in applied economic analysis in the field of animal health / welfare.  You would be expected to have a strong academic background, demonstrate the ability to successfully win and manage grants, as well as publish results in leading journals.  Evidence of writing for a range of audiences would also be an advantage.

This position will be based in the Land Economy, Environment and Society Research Group at SRUC, King’s Buildings Edinburgh. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prf Andrew Barnes, email:

The salary will be in the region of £34,323 - £37,861 per annum. This permanent post will be based at SRUC King’s Buildings, Edinburgh. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held in Edinburgh.