Edinburgh - Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, United Kingdom (100% On-campus)

• Job Identification: 8856
• Job Category: Technical
• Posting Date: 11/02/2023, 02:36 PM
• Apply Before: 11/16/2023, 11:59 PM
• Job Schedule: Full time
• Locations: Easter Bush Campus, Roslin, EH25 9RG, GB (100% On-campus)
• Health and Safety Requirements: Key hazards identified (plan is in place)
• Criminal Record Check: No criminal record check required
• Contract Type: Open Ended

Grade UE04: £23,144 - £25,138 per annum
CMVM/RDSVS/Roslin Institute/LARIF
Full-time: 35 hours per week
Open-ended: permanent

We are looking for an enthusiastic Farm Animal Technician/Stockperson to work within our new state of the art Large Animal Research and Imaging Facility (LARIF) and farm based on Edinburgh University Easter Bush Campus.

The Opportunity:
The post will work within the dedicated team of Research Assistants, Veterinary Anaesthetists, Stockpersons, Radiographers and Researchers conducting a range of world class research involving farm animals (predominantly sheep, pigs and cattle). This post will suit a well-organised individual, with knowledge or experience in farm animal husbandry and procedures, along with data recording. Agricultural experience or qualification, with experience in farm animal husbandry is essential. Tractor and field work would be an advantage. The candidate must be willing to become involved in all areas of large animal work across the Estate. The post holder is expected to live on the Easter Bush Estate within the tied accommodation provided.

Your skills and attributes for success:
• To be able to provide all aspects of animal husbandry care to a range of species including sheep, cattle, pigs, and other large animal species.
• To be able to carry out other farm related activities where needed, duties involved in the care and maintenance of the facilities and equipment associated with animal care. Tractor driving and Forklift operation are essential for these associated tasks.
• To conduct a range of specialist Home Office licenced and non-licenced procedures on large animals. Preparation of animals for surgical procedures including animal habituation, provide technical support and provide post-operative care for large animals.
• Have the ability to collect biological sample as directed by the scientific protocols written for project work. Samples may need to be collected from offsite facilities such as abattoirs on a regular and planned basis.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:
An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

On this occasion the University will not consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this role. International workers will therefore only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.

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As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than eight hundred staff and almost eighteen hundred students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.

The School comprises:
• The Roslin Institute
• The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems
• The Roslin Innovation Centre
• The Hospital for Small Animals
• Equine Veterinary Services
• Farm Animal Services
• Easter Bush Pathology
• The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education

We represent the largest concentration of animal science-related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.

The School is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and participates in the Veterinary Medical Colleges Admissions Service (VMCAS). We are consistently ranked the best vet school in the UK by both the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and the Guardian League Tables. We are consistently ranked among the best in the world by global rankings.

The School is a global education provider with over 1,800 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students from around the world. We provide world-class education to improve the health of animals and human beings alike and are leaders in veterinary education, research, and clinical practice, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Roslin Institute collaborates closely in delivering research-led teaching to undergraduate veterinary students, and promoting clinical veterinary research and translation. The unique association with leading medical and veterinary schools (through the University’s College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine) with a genuine commitment to the concept of One Medicine, also enables the translation of expertise and knowledge into human health and vice-versa.

Research Impact
In a joint submission to the latest UK Research Excellence Framework exercise, research at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been ranked number one in the UK for agriculture, food and veterinary sciences by combining Times Higher Education’s ratings for each institution. The judgement, based on the quality and breadth of research, maintains the R(D)SVS and SRUC’s position as the strongest provider in these subject areas. The institutions’ research environment was classified to be 100 per cent world leading or internationally excellent for agriculture, food and veterinary sciences research. The Vet School and SRUC submission was also assessed as being 100 per cent world leading or internationally excellent in terms of the impact its research work has on wider society.

The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN award and the Roslin Institute holds a Gold Award in recognition of their commitment to advance the representation of women in veterinary medicine and animal science. It is home to a thriving and diverse community of staff and students, with access to facilities including campus allotments and apiary, cycle storage and showers, walking and running trails, two restaurants and a modern gym.

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This is an inspiring, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We will support and nurture your talent, reward success and integrate academic, professional and personal career goals, as well as give your career the benefit of a great and distinguished reputation. You will benefit from a reward package that includes a competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts and much more.

Committed to Equality and Diversity.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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