[Job announcement] Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

An excellent opportunity exists for an enthusiastic economist to undertake research within SRUC and in particular to be part of Scottish Government’s Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks (EPIC) ( The overarching purpose for this interdisciplinary/multi-institution Centre is to provide access to high quality advice and analyses on the epidemiology and economic implications of animal diseases that are important to Scotland and to best prepare Scotland for the next major disease incursion. Your work in collaboration with epidemiologists will explore disease prevention and control options in a changing social, economic and natural environment. You will join the Land Economy, Environment and Society Research Group based in Edinburgh (one of the largest groups of social and economic researchers into rural issues in the UK) and also work with the Future Farming Systems Research Group.  

You should have a good grounding in economics and quantitative methods and post-graduate qualifications to PhD level or equivalent research experience.  Experience on the application of quantitative research methods and reporting results are essential preferably in the context of this post.  Good communication skills are also essential, as is the ability to work as a member of interdisciplinary teams.

The salary will be in the region of £32,840 – £36,225 per annum.

This post is fixed term until 31st March 2016 in the first instance with a view to permanency thereafter for the right candidate.Interviews will be held in Edinburgh week commencing 20 July 2015

Apply online at Please note that CV’s will not be accepted without a completed application form.

Closing date: 17 July 2015

Please quote: R/FFS/033/15


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