01 January 2018
Are you an experienced Researcher in animal welfare science with expertise in studies involving pet owners? Do you have good knowledge of research methods, data collection techniques and statistical analysis?
Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK, with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 15,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.
The Dogs Trust Research Team is looking for a researcher with quantitative research experience to join our Head Office based team on a permanent basis. The primary focus of the role will be to assist with the running of Dogs Trust cohort studies (Generation Pup and post adoption projects).
Dogs Trust is committed to ensuring best practice in the care and welfare of dogs. To achieve this aim, it is important that a robust and critical approach is taken when collecting data, and evaluating both research evidence and current activity. The collection and analysis of relevant data, for example through the use of cohort studies of dog owners, is key to developing strategies to ensure the optimum welfare of dogs.
The aim of this position is to work with the Senior Veterinary Epidemiologist to support the running of Dogs Trust cohort studies (Generation Pup and Post adoption projects). This includes helping to prepare online and paper questionnaires for data collection, liaising with owners (through email, phone and social medial communication), assisting with other aspects of data collection – including (but not limited to) veterinary records, health cards completed by veterinary practice staff and behaviour videos. Preparing data for analysis and conducting analyses of data in addition to presenting results at conferences and meetings will be part of this role. The post holder may also be expected to assist with other projects being conducted within the Dogs Trust research group, as required by the Senior Veterinary Epidemiologist.
To be successful in this role you will have a qualification in veterinary medicine or science, animal behaviour or welfare, animal science, or a related subject, ideally with a postgraduate research qualification. You will have a good knowledge of research methods, data collection techniques and statistical analysis, with some experience in supervising students undertaking research
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