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Clinical Neuromuscular Research Assistant - Hawkshead

Royal Veterinary College
Hawkshead, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Salary: £26,706 to £35,274 Pro Rata Per Annum Including London Weighting
Closing date
28 Jun 2021

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Academia, Research & Development, Small Animal
Job Type
Veterinary Nurse
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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Clinical Neuromuscular Research Assistant
Part Time (21hrs), Fixed term (3yrs)
CSS - Admin
Location: Hawkshead (nr Potters Bar, Herts)
Salary: £26,706 to £35,274 Pro Rata Per Annum Including London Weighting
Fixed Term / Part Time
Closing Date: 28/06/2021
Interview Date: 08/07/2021
Reference: CSS-0099-21

This is a part‑time, fixed term post for 36 months (with possible continuation).

This is a fixed term (36 months), part time (60%) position working as a member of the Comparative Neuromuscular Diseases Group at the Royal Veterinary College. The role is primarily to assist in the day to day management of research projects involving a colony of dogs in the Biological Services Unit (BSU) at the RVC’s Hawkshead Campus.

Working with the Principal Investigator and Clinical Project Manager, you will manage and oversee arrangements for research projects in the field of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or other clinically‑relevant research. The work will mainly involve scheduling, organising and conducting veterinary procedures and anaesthesia and you will liaise with clinicians and administrators within the veterinary hospitals.

Working with other researchers, and under guidance, you will record and compile data, conduct research, facilitate ongoing studies conducted by undergraduate and post graduate students and attend and contribute to research meetings in the Principal Investigator’s laboratory or externally.

The successful applicant will liaise with technicians and staff involved with animal care and thereby contribute to animal welfare. You will be actively involved in facilitating appropriate breeding programmes, drug administration, anaesthesia and performing lab duties and stock ordering alongside research. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills and will be able to work unsupervised.

Veterinary nurses or trainees are encouraged to apply.

In return we offer a generous reward package.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Rachel Harron, RVN (Clinical Research Project Manager) or Prof. Richard Piercy (Project Director) with any further questions and to discuss the post in more detail by clicking the apply button.

The RVC values diversity and is committed to the equality of opportunity. Balancing both the needs of the business with those of our staff, we will consider applications to work on a flexible basis where possible.


It has been over two hundred years since our doors first opened in central London and over fifty years since we developed a presence in rural Hertfordshire.

Since that time we have grown to become the UK’s largest and only specialist veterinary institution, offering an exceptional environment for developing commitment and talent among both staff and students. 

We focus on educating the brightest and best students in the veterinary sciences as well as providing support for the veterinary profession.  The College appeared in the popular Channel 4 series 'Inside Natures Giants' and Our Queen Mother Hospital for Animals featured in the critically acclaimed BBC Series Super Vets, which demonstrates how passionate we are about improving the health and welfare of animals.

RVC staff play a key role in ensuring that we maintain our position as one of the leaders in our field; through supporting our academic and research community and maintaining high levels of service within our hospitals, teaching facilities and across the Estate. 

Whether you are seeking a new career challenge or a job that really makes a difference, it’s worth taking a closer look at the RVC. A passion for being the best you can be is something we are most definitely looking for.

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