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Postdoctoral researcher

Royal Veterinary College
London (Greater)
£38,721 Per Annum Including London Weighting
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated self-starter to join the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health Group. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a Horserace Betting Levy Board-funded project that aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the former racehorse rehoming sector and explore factors that influence a former racehorse’s suitability for a second career and/or successful rehome. The project encompasses both quantitative and qualitative research methods and the post holder will be required to liaise closely with key stakeholders across the equestrian industry. This project provides a unique opportunity to contribute to industry-led Thoroughbred welfare initiatives and inform relevant strategies and policies.   

Our ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant subject, experience of project management including liaison with multiple stakeholders, strong quantitative data analysis skills and experience of using qualitative research methods. A sound understanding of epidemiological principles is a requirement, as are excellent interpersonal communication skills. Knowledge of, and/or a keen interest in, the UK racing industry and other equestrian sports disciplines is essential. 

This is a fixed term post for 26 months.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Kristien Verheyen by email: 

For further information and to apply online please visit our website:

Job reference: PPS-0294-23

Closing date for applications is: 3 December 2023

Interviews are likely to be held on 14 December 2023

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