Head of epidemiology research
Permanent, Full Time
The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is a large UK-based veterinary charity dedicated to promoting animal welfare through improved understanding of diseases in cats, dogs and horses. Situated in a beautiful location just 4 miles from Newmarket in Suffolk, the AHT has multi-disciplinary small animal and equine referral clinics, veterinary diagnostic laboratories including pathology facilities and a number of associated research groups, including bacteriology, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, molecular oncology, pathology and virology.
We are seeking a highly motivated and broadly experienced individual to develop and lead the scientific epidemiology research strategy at the AHT in line with the broad remit of addressing conditions of health and welfare concern in horses and other companion animals. This person will define the strategy, work program and direction of epidemiology research, being expected to apply for and manage external research grant funding to facilitate delivery of epidemiology research and grow the group. They will have a strong research management background, contributing through study design and biostatistical support to the AHT’s active clinical and experimental research programs, as well as establishing and leading relevant internal and external scientific collaborations. Communication of research outputs through timely production of high quality scientific publications and presentations will also be expected.
Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications, and includes a competitive salary and benefits (e.g. USS pension scheme, 27 days annual leave plus Bank holidays, health plan and a comprehensive employee assistance scheme). Continued professional development (CPD) is actively encouraged and promoted within the institute and a generous allowance offered.
Candidates would generally be expected to have a science or veterinary degree with post-graduate qualification and experience in applied epidemiology or biostatistics research. A PhD with an epidemiology or biostatistical focus would be advantageous.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your CV and covering letter, stating why you are interested in this role and your current salary, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 2 May 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 15 May 2017