Do you want to help us better understand dogs we care for? Do you want to play a role in improving canine welfare here in the UK but also Globally?
We are looking for a Research Assistant to support our team committed to ensuring that Dogs Trust policy, practice and operational activities are based on best practice and backed up by strong evidence.
Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centers and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 15,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.
The Canine Behaviour & Research department delivers the technical resources and skills to enable Dogs Trust staff to provide the best possible support for the dogs within its care and evidence-based advice to external stakeholders in order to improve canine welfare worldwide.
In this varied and interesting role, You will be supporting delivery of research team projects and as a trusted ambassador for the team collaborating closely with other Dogs Trust departments. As a strong communicator You will play a part in liaising with universities and our other collaborators who use our data and tools, while at the same time supporting a timely and accurate communication of all our research activity both internally and externally.
As someone with keen interest in research you will get involved in dissemination of scientific evidence, collating relevant scientific literature and ultimately presenting our findings to relevant audiences, while also supporting the team in other areas of activity.
With a degree level qualification in zoology, animal behaviour or welfare you will have good communication and organisational skills as well as good understanding of IT. A masters degree in animal behaviour & welfare or related field would be desirable. The role will require regular travel to our Rehoming Centres and other sites therefore a full UK manual driving license is required.