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Postdoc Position – Acute Pain Recognition In The Post-Operative Dog By Dog Owners (0.8 Fte)


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Postdoc position – Acute pain recognition in the post-operative dog by dog

owners (0.8 FTE)

Job description The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has a job opening for the position of postdoc. If you are looking for a next step in research after finalising a PhD and you enjoy the interdisciplinary topic of responsible animal ownership and the facets of veterinary science, ethology and human psychology, then this is the job for you. This postdoc position is for a project studying acute pain recognition in post-operative dogs by dog owners and the possibilities for improving such pain recognition based on current pain scales and improvements thereof. It is part of a project that is run in collaboration with the Departments of Clinical Sciences and Population Health Sciences of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and aims to deliver both scientific output as well as output that is of direct value to veterinary and animal behavioural professions.

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We offer:

  • a position (0.8 FTE) for 2 years;
  • a full-time gross salary between €3.326,- and €5.090,- in scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO);
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.
  • In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, sports and cultural schemes and you get discounts on software and other IT products. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

    About the organization

    A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

    Additional information

    For more information about this position, please contact Ineke van Herwijnen at [email protected] or +31 6 39 58 54 52.

    As Utrecht University, we want to be a home for everyone. We value staff with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and identities, including cultural, religious or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment in which everyone can flourish and contribute.

    The application deadline is 10/12/2023

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    Postdoc Position – Acute Pain Recognition In The Post-Operative Dog By Dog Owners (0.8 Fte)


    Utrecht University




    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 10, 2023

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