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temporary, Associate Animal Welfare Scientist position at the Royal Veterinary College.

The role is a technical support post that includes animal welfare research, teaching, and administrative duties.

Location: Hawkshead campus, near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, UK

Closing date: 5th Nov 2023

RVC Animal Welfare Science and Ethics

A temporary, maternity cover Associate Animal Welfare Scientist position is available in the Animal Welfare Science and Ethics (AWSE) group at the Royal Veterinary College.

You will work in a friendly, enthusiastic, and inclusive group, playing an essential role contributing to the diverse animal welfare research and teaching within the AWSE team.  The position holder supports a wide range of activities including research projects, animal welfare and husbandry teaching, student assessment, and AWSE team events. 

The role requires a significant proportion of face to face interaction and is based primarily at our Hawkshead campus, near Potters Bar Hertfordshire, but will also require some activities in Camden and / or the RVC farm, or off site e.g. for data collection. 

Candidates will need a degree in animal welfare science or a related subject, and some experience of both teaching and scientific research. They will be comfortable working with a range of species, including dogs and farm animals among others.  They will have excellent organisational and communication skills, be comfortable liaising with different people, and work well within a diverse team as well as independently. Candidates must have an existing right to work within the UK.

RVC offers an attractive package including:

  • Competitive and attractive pension package

  • Generous 30 days annual leave per annum (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

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Charlotte Burn (Associate Professor in Animal Welfare & Behaviour Science, Department of Pathobiology and Population Science) via email:

Closing date: 5 Nov 2023

Interviews:  20 Nov 2023

Ideal start date: 4 Dec 2023


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