Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Epidemiology

Inverness, Highland (GB)
£41,858 - £48,930 per annum
24 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
25 May 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Inverness Campus
£41,858 - £48,930 per annum                                                                            Ref: ANF/R/092/20

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology to join the Epidemiology team based within the Veterinary and Animal Science Department of our Northern Faculty in Inverness. In this role you will be involved in the development and delivery of new educational programs within the faculty and in supporting and developing the research within our Inverness-based Epidemiology Research Unit (ERU).

The ERU is an interdisciplinary team composed of veterinary epidemiologists, microbiologists, data managers, statistical and mathematical modellers, and economists. It has a record of research and provision of decision support information in the fields of population medicine and food safety. We focus on improving and maintaining animal population health and welfare by integrating a range of sciences, including epidemiology, to develop our understanding of animal disease control. We also engage in research into zoonotic disease and help to develop this area through interactions with local medical researchers. We are currently engaged in a range of studies to provide an evidence base to all stakeholders involved with the livestock industry.

The holder of this post would have key responsibility for developing a series of programs at HND, degree and postgraduate level in the area of veterinary biosciences and would be expected to lead in this area liaising with colleagues over the rest of the faculty and SRUC. The successful candidate will also be involved in a new livestock disease surveillance intelligence centre; will participate in the Scottish Government’s Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks (EPIC) and other animal health-related research funded by Scottish Government’s Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS).

The successful candidate will have significant experience in higher education and a PhD in Epidemiology or a related field along with significant research, project management, and ideally line management experience. The ability to work effectively as part of a larger team is essential. The appointee may be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons or eligible for registration but this is not essential.

Further details on the responsibilities and requirements for this role can be found in the Job Particulars document downloadable when you click the link below.


Closing date: 25 May 2020

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