Research Associate at Bristol Veterinary School

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
£32,548 - £36,613 per annum pro rata
10 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Part Time

Research Associate 

Job number  ACAD102938 
Division/School  Bristol Veterinary School 
Contract type   Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern   Part time 
Salary   £32,548 - £36,613 per annum pro rata 
Closing date for applications   24-Oct-2017 

The Bristol Veterinary School is seeking to appoint a 90% FTE Research Associate with a background and significant postdoctoral experience in animal welfare science to work with Professor Mike Mendl, Dr Carole Fureix and Dr Liz Paul on a three-year BBSRC funded research project which builds upon our research. The results will have clear implications for detecting welfare problems and improving lab animal welfare.
You will be responsible for day-to-day organisation of the project, allocation of resources, collection, collation and statistical analysis of data, assisting with presentation and reporting of results, ensuring that the project adheres to all quality assurance schemes, and, alongside the PI and Co-Is, managing a full-time Research Technician in support of the project. The project involves public engagement activities which you will also help to organise.
You should have a PhD in animal welfare science and have experience in developing and using new behavioural assays to measure cognitive biases and novel physiological indicators of welfare. You will also have significant experience of attending, organising and managing workshops and similar events bringing together researchers, stakeholders, industrial partners, as well as of public engagement activities.
For informal enquiries contact Professor Mike Mendl by email at or Dr Carole Fureix by email at
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