Junior Clinical Training Scholarship (Internship)

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
13 Jul 2018
03 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

Department of Veterinary Medicine
Tulip LTD

Pig Health Management

1st September 2018

The Junior Clinical Training Scholarship in pig health management provides an opportunity for new or recently qualified veterinary graduates to obtain high-quality, post-graduate training in pig health management, medicine and surgery. The program is jointly managed by The University of Cambridge and BQP (part of Tulip Ltd), a growing organisation based in Stradbroke, Suffolk, with over 50,000 breeding sows, taking progeny through to slaughter with down stream processing managed by the parent company, Tulip UK.

The emphasis of this programme is on gaining practical clinical experience in all aspects of pig health and production. The programme will allow the Scholar to develop specialist skills, either in preparation for Senior Clinical Training Scholarship programmes (residencies), or in specialist private or corporate farm animal practice. The Scholarship fulfils European College of Porcine Health Management intern requirements.

The scholarship programme will offer:

  • Training and practice in preventive herd health management programs at all stages of production
  • Training in disease investigation and management at population and individual level
  • Involvement in a busy and expanding specialist pig veterinary team
  • Participation in one-to-one personalised tuition with experienced clinicians at BQP and Cambridge University
  • Experience in teaching clinical students and in developing communication skills 
  • Basic tuition in research methods and scientific writing
  • Opportunity to design and undertake research projects

1. Selection criteria for applicants

The following are essential:

  • Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Experience of working, and willingness to work, as part of a team
  • Willingness to seek, and to accept, guidance and supervision from all Hospital staff involved with clinical work
  • Ability and willingness to provide guidance and supervision to students
  • Proven ability in working with pigs
  • Ability to cope with out of hours emergency working
  • Willingness to complete the JCTS training programme
  • Proven attention to detail
  • A good understanding of the professional context of veterinary medicine
  • A clean driving licence
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • For applicants for whom English is not their first language, a score of 7.5 in IELTS (with no element under 7), or a score of 100 in TOEFL (with no element less than 24 – internet based test) *

*For information about IELTS and TOEFL, see: www.britishcouncil.org/learning-ielts.htm or www.ets.org/toefl/

Junior Scholarship applicants should supply the following documents:

  • A scholarship application form JCTS1 with the following copied into the application:
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter expressing an interest in the position

For further information on the scholarship please click on the link below

Selection criteria, further particulars and application forms are available at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/18128/ 

Applications can then be made via e-mail o vetmed@hermes.cam.ac.uk or directly to Melissa Large, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ES with the application form.

Closing date for applications is 3 August 2018.

Interviews for the Junior Scholarship will take place on 17 August 2018