Skip to main content
This site requires the use of cookies as defined by our Terms and Conditions.  We have provided a detailed description of how cookies work and are used on the site.  To accept cookies, please click the "Accept Cookies" button.
View All Vacancies

Research Assistant for the Alborada Well Foal Study

Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,982 to £33,966 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 22 July 2024
Reference:  029524

Duration: 15 months, sponsored by The Alborada Trust

Principal Investigators:

                 Professor Chris Proudman

                 Professor Roberto La Ragione

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/horse-microbiome-research-group 

Applications are invited for a research assistant on an equine health project. This post is to provide fieldwork, sampling and sample preparation support to phase II of the Alborada Well Foal Study. This project has two workstreams: i) use of in vitro gut models to explore mitigation of the impact of antimicrobial therapy on gut microbiota, and ii) an epidemiological study to determine routes of transmission and colonization of gut bacteria from mare to foal. The post holder will work with collaborating veterinary surgeons at multiple locations to plan and implement a sample collection plan over the period of one stud season. They will be responsible for sample archiving and stewardship, and for some preliminary laboratory preparation of samples. The post-holder will also contribute to writing high quality scientific papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

The post is based in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Science at the University of Surrey, within the new School of Veterinary Medicine in Guildford, Surrey. You will be part of a growing, inter-disciplinary research group with a strong international reputation. The Vet School and wider Faculty of Health and Medical Science has a strategic commitment to One Health research which is reflected in a diverse range of research groups investigating health and disease in humans and animals.

The ideal candidate will have excellent inter-personal skills, good project management skills and the ability to work independently to deliver project objectives. Some experience of basic laboratory work is also essential. Experience of field-based research is desirable (but not essential) as is some experience of working with mares and foals and knowledge of the Thoroughbred breeding industry.

In addition to your salary, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement, relocation assistance where appropriate, attractive research environments, the latest teaching facilities, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities. Furthermore, our benefit packages include pension, childcare assistance and discounted membership of University sports facilities.

The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London and benefits from excellent rail, air and road connections.

For an informal discussion or further details, please contact:

Either Professor Chris Proudman – c.proudman@surrey.ac.uk

or Professor Roberto La Ragione – r.laragione@surrey.ac.uk 

Further details:    Job Description    
Email details to a friend

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.
 
In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

 

 

 


Login

Login

Forgotten Details

Register

Logo: Gender Charter - Athena Swan Silver Award
Logo: Race Equality Charter - Bronze Award
Logo: Disability Confident Committed