Vacancy – Research Fellow: Equine Grass Sickness

Reference: 02-09-20

Salary: £28,500 – £33,500 DOE

Closing date: Friday 16 October 2020

The role

An exciting new role has been created for a three-year research fellow to develop new thinking and adopt multi-disciplinary approaches to progress research into Equine Grass Sickness (EGS). The role will involve developing a national database and sample biobank from EGS cases working with horse owners and veterinary surgeons; developing multi-disciplinary working through key collaborations to assimilate research ideas and prioritise these into research strands to take forward and conducting knowledge exchange with horse owners, the horse industry and practising veterinary surgeons.

Experience required

Experience is required in a relevant field of research and in communicating it to a wide range of stakeholders. An interest in equines and a flexible approach to working is required as is an ability to plan and prioritise workloads. The role will involve travel throughout the UK, so a current driving licence is essential.

For any informal enquiries about the post please contact

Interviews are expected to take place on 10th November 2020.

How to apply 

To apply, please complete the application form and email the completed form to

Staff benefits

In addition to access to training and development opportunities, you will access to:

  • Competitive pension scheme – a minimum contribution of 5% and Moredun contributing a maximum of 15%.
  • Flexi-time system
  • 6 weeks annual leave plus 7 days public holidays and a privilege day
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Benefits platform offering discounts at various retailers
  • On site café.

The Moredun Group operates a number of policies including access to a family healthcare scheme and flexible working arrangements. We are also proud to have a Gold Award for the Health Working Lives and works hard to promote a healthy lifestyle.

We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment, respecting equality and diversity and encouraging good relations.  We welcome applications from people irrespective of their age, sex, religion or belief, race, disability or sexual orientation.