Postdoctoral researcher

University of London

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Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics & Public Health Group
Hawkshead (nr Potters Bar, Herts)

Per Annum Including London Weighting
Fixed Term / Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 03 December 2023
Interview Date: 
Thursday 14 December 2023
Reference:  PPS-0294-23

Postdoctoral Researcher (Fixed Term)

Nr Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

£38,721 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated self-starter to join the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a Horserace Betting Levy Board-funded project that aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the former racehorse rehoming sector and explore factors that influence a former racehorse’s suitability for a second career and/or successful rehome. The project encompasses both quantitative and qualitative research methods and the post holder will be required to liaise closely with key stakeholders across the equestrian industry. This project provides a unique opportunity to contribute to industry-led Thoroughbred welfare initiatives and inform relevant strategies and policies.   

Our ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant subject, experience of project management including liaison with multiple stakeholders, strong quantitative data analysis skills and experience of using qualitative research methods. A sound understanding of epidemiological principles is a requirement, as are excellent interpersonal communication skills. Knowledge of, and/or a keen interest in, the UK racing industry and other equestrian sports disciplines is essential. 

RVC offer

  • Competitive and attractive pension package
  • Generous 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays and concessionary days)
  • On site café and restaurant
  • Free membership to the Fitness and Wellbeing Centre located on site (gym, badminton, climbing wall, Zumba, yoga and Pilates classes included)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free mini-bus service to and from Potters Bar station and Hawkshead Campus

This is a fixed term post for 26 months.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Kristien Verheyen by email: [email protected]  

For further information and to apply online please visit our website:

Job reference: PPS-0294-23

Closing date for applications is: 3 December 2023

Interviews are likely to be held on 14 December 2023

We promote equality of opportunity and diversity within the workplace and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We promote equality of opportunity and diversity within the workplace and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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