lundi 18 avril 2016

Research Associate

School of Veterinary Sciences
Salary: £31,656 - £35,609 per annum
Open ended contract staff
Job number: ACAD101921

Location: Langford, Bristol, BS40 5DU. 

Applications are invited for a three year Research Associate (RA) position at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences. The RA will be working on an exciting new multidisciplinary BBSRC funded research project looking at the effect of range use on the health and welfare of laying hens. Advanced tracking technology will be used to monitor activity and range use on-farm, which will be related to the two most urgent problems of hen welfare - keel bone fracture and injurious feather pecking. The research team will be headed by Dr John Tarlton and Professor Christine Nicol, leaders in the fields of bone biology, skeletal health, animal behaviour and welfare. (;

Applicants will be expected to have significant postdoctoral experience in related research areas. However, training will be provided in welfare assessment, use of activity and tracking technology and bone biology as appropriate.

You should have evidence of good laboratory skills, and be conversant with general laboratory equipment and practice. A degree and PhD in the area of animal health and welfare, or bone biology is essential.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr John Tarlton (0117 9289266;

The University of Bristol is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

To apply please visit our web site at enter the vacancy number into the job search and follow the link to the on line application process.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 2 May 2016.