Animal Health and Welfare Analysis Developer – KTP Associate

£30,000 - £33,500

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh - 18 months

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Job description

Based at Greengage Agritech Ltd, Edinburgh, you will help to achieve a Knowledge Transfer Partnership’s objectives to develop a novel diagnostic and prediction service for non-invasive bio surveillance; providing a decision support tool to support adoption of precision health and welfare solutions and product commercialisation in livestock.

Candidates will have a First Degree in Zoology/Animal/Veterinary Science/Management and a Postgraduate Degree in Animal Behaviour/Welfare/Management or a complementary subject area together with an understanding of animal welfare in an industrial setting.

Benefits:
• Develop managerial skills and attend two residential managerial workshops (each of one week duration)
• £3,000 individual training budget
• The opportunity to undertake a Higher Degree
• The opportunity to lead a project, develop project management skills and improve long term career prospects
• Mentoring by a Knowledge Transfer Network Adviser
• Full access to university resources to complete the project
• Access to a full range of continuing professional development modules within the University
• Improving Associate profile and long-term career prospects

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University but will spend most of their working time at the company’s premises at Greengage Agritech Ltd, Roslin Innovation Centre, The University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, Roslin EH25 9RG and on occasion at Newcastle University. Although the contract is fixed term for a duration of 18 months, more than 70% of KTP staff are made a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

Greengage Agritech is based just outside Edinburgh at The Roslin Innovation Centre which as part of Edinburgh University has the largest concentration of animal science and animal welfare related experience in Europe and is home to Scotland’s new Poultry Science Research Centre and a number of other World-renowned research facilities. https://greengage.global

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Lucy Asher, (Lucy.Asher@ncl.ac.uk) or Katherine Herborn, katherine.herborn@plymouth.ac.uk

For further details on the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences please visit our web page at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nes/

For further details about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships please visit the web page at:

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Interviews will be held on 2 September 2022

As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles. These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.

Key Tasks

• Familiarisation with facilities, completion of mandatory training and creation of action plan and data repository
• Develop, test, investigate, analyse and report results of new methodologies for measuring animal welfare using Greengage sensors (sound/thermal imaging)
• Identify best solution and transfer and embed the established methods within the company via presentations and delivery of workshops
• Identify market/commercialisation opportunities
• Disseminate and embed animal welfare knowledge within Greengage throughout the KTP via reports, presentations, group discussions, staff training
• Present findings to stakeholders prepare and complete full documentation
• Disseminate research via scientific publications and conferences
The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Analytical numerical skills and coding competency in R or Matlab
• Experience in statistical/data analysis in a research or commercial animal welfare setting (Desirable)
• Demonstrate observation, research, analysis and reflection
• Report writing
• Statistical planning
• Good presentation and written skills, including the delivery of training
• An understanding of animal welfare and animal welfare monitoring within poultry
• Knowledge of commercial poultry industry
• Skills in the analysis of sound or thermal images of animals
• Ability to prepare conference papers and journal articles (Desirable)

Attributes and Behaviour

• Personal motivation and drive
• Confident and resilient
• Excellent organisational and planning skills
• Ability to work to tight deadlines
• Manage conflicting priorities and defend decisions
• The ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels to different stakeholder groups
• Good attention to detail

Qualifications

• First Degree in Animal/Veterinary Science/Management
• Postgraduate Degree in Animal Behaviour/Welfare/Management or a complementary subject

Project description

develop a novel diagnostic and prediction service for non-invasive bio surveillance; providing a decision support tool to support adoption of precision health and welfare solutions and product commercialisation in livestock

About the business

Greengage Agritech is based just outside Edinburgh at The Roslin Innovation Centre which as part of Edinburgh University has the largest concentration of animal science and animal welfare related experience in Europe and is home to Scotland’s new Poultry Science Research Centre and a number of other World-renowned research facilities. https://greengage.global

Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Natural and Environmental Sciences

First Degree in Animal/Veterinary Science/Management

26 July 2022

16 August 2022

3 October 2022

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Based at Greengage Agritech Ltd, Edinburgh, you will help to achieve a Knowledge Transfer Partnership’s objectives to develop a novel diagnostic and prediction service for non-invasive bio surveillance; providing a decision support tool to support adoption of precision health and welfare solutions and product commercialisation in livestock.

Candidates will have a First Degree in Zoology/Animal/Veterinary Science/Management and a Postgraduate Degree in Animal Behaviour/Welfare/Management or a complementary subject area together with an understanding of animal welfare in an industrial setting.

Benefits:
• Develop managerial skills and attend two residential managerial workshops (each of one week duration)
• £3,000 individual training budget
• The opportunity to undertake a Higher Degree
• The opportunity to lead a project, develop project management skills and improve long term career prospects
• Mentoring by a Knowledge Transfer Network Adviser
• Full access to university resources to complete the project
• Access to a full range of continuing professional development modules within the University
• Improving Associate profile and long-term career prospects

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University but will spend most of their working time at the company’s premises at Greengage Agritech Ltd, Roslin Innovation Centre, The University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, Roslin EH25 9RG and on occasion at Newcastle University. Although the contract is fixed term for a duration of 18 months, more than 70% of KTP staff are made a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

Greengage Agritech is based just outside Edinburgh at The Roslin Innovation Centre which as part of Edinburgh University has the largest concentration of animal science and animal welfare related experience in Europe and is home to Scotland’s new Poultry Science Research Centre and a number of other World-renowned research facilities. https://greengage.global

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Lucy Asher, (Lucy.Asher@ncl.ac.uk) or Katherine Herborn, katherine.herborn@plymouth.ac.uk

For further details on the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences please visit our web page at: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nes/

For further details about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships please visit the web page at:

Home

Interviews will be held on 2 September 2022

As part of our commitment to career development for research staff, the University has developed 3 levels of research role profiles. These profiles set out firstly the generic competences and responsibilities expected of role holders at each level and secondly the general qualifications and experiences needed for entry at a particular level.

Key Tasks

• Familiarisation with facilities, completion of mandatory training and creation of action plan and data repository
• Develop, test, investigate, analyse and report results of new methodologies for measuring animal welfare using Greengage sensors (sound/thermal imaging)
• Identify best solution and transfer and embed the established methods within the company via presentations and delivery of workshops
• Identify market/commercialisation opportunities
• Disseminate and embed animal welfare knowledge within Greengage throughout the KTP via reports, presentations, group discussions, staff training
• Present findings to stakeholders prepare and complete full documentation
• Disseminate research via scientific publications and conferences
The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Analytical numerical skills and coding competency in R or Matlab
• Experience in statistical/data analysis in a research or commercial animal welfare setting (Desirable)
• Demonstrate observation, research, analysis and reflection
• Report writing
• Statistical planning
• Good presentation and written skills, including the delivery of training
• An understanding of animal welfare and animal welfare monitoring within poultry
• Knowledge of commercial poultry industry
• Skills in the analysis of sound or thermal images of animals
• Ability to prepare conference papers and journal articles (Desirable)

Attributes and Behaviour

• Personal motivation and drive
• Confident and resilient
• Excellent organisational and planning skills
• Ability to work to tight deadlines
• Manage conflicting priorities and defend decisions
• The ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels to different stakeholder groups
• Good attention to detail

Qualifications

• First Degree in Animal/Veterinary Science/Management
• Postgraduate Degree in Animal Behaviour/Welfare/Management or a complementary subject