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Research Assistant (Temporary) (Fixed Term)

Measuring locomotion, cognition and social behaviour in sheep

We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant to join a research team led by Prof. Jenny Morton. We are using behavioural testing to investigate motor, social and cognitive behaviour in a sheep model of Huntington's disease. You will work closely with post-doctoral researchers and other research assistants to provide experimental assistance for the project, as necessary.

The ideal applicant will have experience in handling farm animals. You will probably be a graduate with a degree (or equivalent) in a science discipline. Experience of zoology-related fieldwork or behavioural testing would also be an advantage. You should be enthusiastic and highly motivated, with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. You must be able to work with minimum supervision. You should have good practical skills and be prepared to work outdoors all year round. You should be physically fit, as some heavy lifting will be required.

Salary for holders of higher degrees or other qualifications will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your full Curriculum Vitae (CV) including list of relevant publications and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Deadline for applications is Monday 7th May 2018. Interviews are expected to be held on 16th or 18th May 2018.

Please quote reference PM15264 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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