Lecturer / Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor/ Professor in Behavioural Physiology / Neuroscience of Animal Welfare
Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol
An animal’s welfare is determined by the way in which it responds to challenges and opportunities in its environment and this, in turn, depends on underlying behavioural, physiological and neural processes that control and implement how it perceives, learns about, and copes with the world. A better understanding of these processes should: generate fundamental information about how animals interact with their surroundings; enable design of housing and husbandry to facilitate effective coping; provide new indicators of welfare and affective state that form the bedrock of animal welfare science.
To achieve these goals, you will be expected to develop a funded research programme in a relevant area which may include, but is not limited to: non-invasive monitoring of welfare; expansion of behavioural / cognitive approaches to welfare assessment to include physiological / neural indicators; computational neuroscience and computational psychiatry approaches in welfare science; neuroendocrine markers of welfare; physiological and neural indicators of cumulative affective experience and welfare; neuroscience of perception, learning and memory in relation to welfare; brain markers of animal welfare.
Applicants with interests, skills and experience in these and other relevant areas are welcome, but they must have a clear vision of how their work will advance animal welfare science and/or generate new animal welfare indicators, including non-invasive ones.
The post is advertised from Lecturer to Professor level and is based at Bristol Veterinary School on the University of Bristol’s Langford campus, within the Faculty of Health Sciences.