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Research Assistant (Fixed Term: 9 months)


Measuring locomotion, cognition and social behaviour in sheep.

We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant to join a research team led by Professor 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 behavioural testing of farm animals. You should be a graduate with a degree (or equivalent) in a science discipline. Experience of zoology-related fieldwork would also be an advantage. You must be enthusiastic and highly motivated, with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and 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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 9 months in the first instance.

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.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 3 February 2019. Interviews will be held on Monday 11 February 2019.

Please quote reference PM17744 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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