Knowledge Exchange (KE) and Research Fellow in Animal Science (Pigs), University of Leeds

Knowledge Exchange (KE) and Research Fellow in Animal Science (Pigs), University of Leeds

4 April, 2016

Salary: Please note that due to funding limitations an appointment will not be made above £38,896p.a.
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed term until 30th April 2020)

N8 Agri-Food Resilience Programme
We are seeking to make a strategic appointment in the area of Animal Science (focused on Pig Science) based in the School of Biology as part of the new £16 million, five-year Agri-Food Resilience Programme funded by the N8 and HEFCE.  You will be working within theme one of the programme, Sustainable Food Production, but will focus specifically on intensive livestock production particularly with pigs. You will work closely with the pig research team at Leeds (led by Helen Miller) building cross-disciplinary collaborations with the other themes as well as with academic and industrial partners, across the N8, nationally and internationally. You will have Visitor status at Liverpool University.

You will be an outstanding candidate wishing to establish an independent career working at the interface of academia and industry, promoting translational research in the area of animal science particularly pigs, and seeking further independent funding to establish your own research area. You will have a PhD or equivalent research experience in Animal Science (Pigs) and you will have already demonstrated your ability to undertake research at an internationally-competitive level, additionally you will have clear potential to work in an inter-disciplinary manner and in collaborating teams.

Informal enquiries regarding the post may be made to Professor Helen Miller, tel +44 (0)113 343 2842, email

If you have any specific enquiries about your online application please contact Craig Jones, tel +44 (0)113 343 2250, email  

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