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    Post Doctoral Researchers: automated systems for dynamic behaviour analysis project

    Post A: animal locomotion and behaviour

    Near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

    c.£30.1K - £33.8K pa inclusive

    Fixed term contract

    We are looking for two post doctoral researchers to join the Structure and Motion Group as part of a collaborative project with researchers from the University of Cambridge and UCL. You will be part of a dynamic and successful research team investigating gait, locomotion and social behaviour in a sheep model of Huntington's Disease. It will be necessary to travel to South Australia or New Zealand for a month, twice yearly, for field work.

    You will have a PhD in a science discipline and experience of zoology-related field work or behavioural testing. You should be enthusiastic and highly motivated, with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and be able to work with minimum supervision.

    A second post doctoral researcher (advertised as Post B, reference number VCS/0136/09) will focus on image analysis, sensors and social network analysis.

    This is a fixed term post for two years with a possibility of extension.

    We offer a generous reward package including a final salary pension scheme.

    Further information on the Structure and Motion Group can be found at

    For further information and to apply online, please visit our website Reference number VBS/0135/09.

    Closing date: 1st November 2009.

    Interviews are likely to be held on the 9th November 2009.

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

    Anna Wilson, Project Manager, Royal Veterinary College, London