Research Fellow (Social science to animal welfare)

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£37,877 - £41,631 per annum (under review)
18 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Fellow (Social science applied to animal welfare)
Easter Bush, Near Edinburgh
£37,877 - £41,631 per annum (under review)            
Ref: ACF/AVS/015/22

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.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences department and contribute to the development of an exciting research programme investigating social science applied to perspectives of animal welfare. Specifically, we are seeking someone to develop research ideas to understand more about different perspectives on animal welfare, and to contribute to influencing human behaviour change to improve aspects of animal welfare. Where appropriate the post would also contribute to aspects of our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, particularly through supervision of research student projects. 

Main Responsibilities

1. Undertake appropriate social science research on perceptions of positive animal welfare and best practice to implement positive welfare amongst different sectors of society

2. Assist in developing a programme of research that uses social science to understand human views of animal welfare and the challenges and opportunities to improving welfare in practice 

3. Teaching duties in relation to our BSc and Masters programmes on social science aspects of  animal welfare 

4. Investigate funding opportunities in this area and assist in the preparation of grant applications 

In August 2022, all academic roles will be assimilated to a new job families structure.  Details are contained within the Job Particulars document.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.

Closing date: 12 August 2022

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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