Job:Research associate to investigate equine diseases - School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow
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Opportunity to work on bioinformatics and data mining with a team of veterinarians at the forefront of research in equine diseases at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine

Research Associate

Ref: 009300 Salary: Grade 7 £33,242 - £37,394 per annum

We are inviting applications for a Research Associate to make a leading contribution to the investigation of equine disease using multicentre electronic medical record analysis. Specifically, the post holder will conduct, manage and publish research on the epidemiology of equine disease using data mining and statistical modelling techniques. This position is funded by the Animal Welfare Foundation.

Multicentre clinical research provides information that can immediately be applied to improving health and welfare. However, the vast majority of equine clinical research involves a single centre or small number of cases, limiting the power of the study and applicability of significant findings. Multicentre studies provide larger, more representative samples of horses to be investigated but are limited by the costs and organisational difficulties associated with data collection. Electronic medical record (EMR) systems document the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of horses in an accessible format. In human medicine, EMR research has led to significant advances in our understanding of disease. The successful applicant will develop and apply data mining and machine learning techniques to a multicentre EMR database to investigate diseases affecting the health and welfare of the horse.

Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent research experience in bioinformatics, epidemiology, health sciences, computer science, statistics, or other relevant subject area.

Informal enquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr John Marshall (

This post is funded for 2 years in the first instance.
Apply online at
Closing date: 30 September 2014.

The University has recently been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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