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Postdoctoral Research Assistant – Animal Science
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF26799

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 22/02/2019

Job live date: 21/01/2019

Salary: £30,395 - £39,609 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Agriculture Policy & Development

Division: Animal Dairy & Food Chain Sciences

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time; Fixed Term

The School of Agriculture Policy and Development (SAPD) seeks to recruit a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Researcher to contribute to on-going collaborative research and knowledge exchange activities of the Animal, Dairy and Food Chain Sciences Research Group and the Centre for Dairy Research (CEDAR). Abilities to contribute to research in the areas of reducing environmental impact of animal production are important, including current research for projects on multi-species forage production and utilization (http://www.reading.ac.uk/apd/research/apd-resfpqdfp.aspx) and measurement of digestive efficiency and methane emission (http://www.smartcow.eu/project/objectives/), as well as the ability to further develop international research collaborations.

The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development is global in its outlook and has an international reputation for both education and research. It was recently ranked 6th in the World QS subject rankings for Agriculture and Forestry in 2018. Within the University of Reading, SAPD has strong research links with the School of Biological Sciences, Geography & Environmental Science, and Food and Nutritional Sciences and has an established reputation for inter-disciplinary research. The appointee will be expected to engage with other relevant multi-disciplinary groupings, for example, the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, Agri-metrics and environmental scientists within the School. The School provides a welcoming, supportive and progressive environment for career development and consists of a learning and research community from over 40 different nations, was highly ranked in the last REF and prides itself on its multi-disciplinary research and education.The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

The successful candidate will be expected to be heavily involved in:

• Undertaking ruminant animal research with particular emphasis on dairy nutrition and forages.  The research will involve work with animals and forages and will include agronomy and cattle digestion trials, laboratory analyses, statistical analysis of data sets, and reporting of results, including preparation of manuscripts for publication.

• Development of new research funding from industry and non-industry sources.

In addition, the successful candidate will also be involved with:

• Knowledge exchange activities for the School, Research Group, and CEDAR.

• Some teaching of undergraduate students as appropriate.

• Some support/supervision for undergraduate and postgraduate student research.

Interview date: 14/03/2019
 

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of ADFCS Research Group and Director of CEDAR (Centre for Dairy Research)

Contact name:

Professor Chris Reynolds

Contact phone:

0118 3784684

Contact email:

c.k.reynolds@reading.ac.uk


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

 

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