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Research Assistant in Animal Behaviour (Fixed term)

Reference
MED194819
Closing Date
Thursday, 20th June 2019
Job Type
Research
Department
Veterinary Medicine & Science
Salary
£27025 to £27025 per annum

This post presents an excellent opportunity to join the team of researchers working in School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at University of Nottingham in precision livestock farming and work alongside various Industry partners.

Research involves use of cutting edge technologies (thermal imaging and multisensor systems) to collect data on animal behaviour, animal health, production parameters and environment in the pen/shed. We will use these heterogenous highly informative data streams to develop algorithms for animal health and welfare. You will be involved in study design, data collection, data annotation and development of algorithms using various machine learning approaches including computer vision.  

You will work at School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and will be key member of Ruminant Population Health strategic research area of school. 

See more details of our work in this domain at https://www.kaler-researchgroup.co.uk/ 

This is a fixed-term post until 16 December 2019. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours), however job share arrangements may be considered.

Research is central to the activities of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham and we are member of Centre for Innovation Excellence for Livestock. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment, 97% of work submitted by the Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Science and Biosciences was judged to be of international quality, and 37% of work as world-leading (4-star). Research environment was ranked top of all institutions within our Unit of Assessment (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science). 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jasmeet Kaler, email jasmeet.kaler@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

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