Welsh Government Opportunity: PhD Placement – Supporting the Welsh Government’s work to control Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals and the Environment

Closing date for applications is Friday 27th October @ 15:00hrs.

The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer (OCVO) in the Welsh Government is responsible for raising the standards of health and welfare for all animals kept in Wales – farmed animals, companion animals (pets), sporting and working animals. 

The OCVO is seeking a PhD student for a placement within its small antimicrobial resistance (AMR) policy team. The teams remit falls under the portfolio of the Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales and the Trefnydd, which supports delivery of the objectives identified in the Welsh Governments Animal and Environment Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals and the Environment, Five Year Implementation Plan, for Wales.

The Implementation Plan was recommended by the Animal and Environment Antimicrobial Resistance Delivery Group. The team also works closely with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders and representatives of the UK Government and the other Devolved Administrations. 

Purpose of the Post

The role will significantly contribute the development of a new five-year Implementation Plan for Wales, shaping our approach to AMR controls from 2024-2029. 

The successful candidate will join the AMR policy team, leading the AMR Delivery Group in reviewing the existing Implementation Plan and in drafting the next five-year Implementation Plan for Wales.

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