University of Maryland Department of Animal & Avian Sciences Seeking Graduate Students

The University of Maryland Department of Animal & Avian Sciences are seeking applicants for graduate Master’s and PhD assistantships in the Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 academic year.

The department is comprised of 21 faculty members with research interests in four primary areas: Animal Genetics and Cell Biology, Nutrient Utilization and Management, Animal Reproduction and Development, and Pathobiology and Infectious Diseases. Faculty with openings in their laboratories include:

Assistantships provide a competitive stipend, health benefits and tuition remission. Assistantships are are renewable depending on satisfactory progression through the program as well.

Students will engage in research and collaborate with other graduate students under the direction of their mentor. Additionally, students will be assigned teaching assistant duties, typically for one course per year.

Candidates should have:

  • Previous lab experience
  • Earned a B.S. degree in Animal Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, or closely related field)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic
The University of Maryland is located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, which offers a wealth of other opportunities for internships and collaborations for undergraduate and graduate students with government agencies such as the USDA, EPA, FDA, and National Zoo. Additionally, Extension efforts provide educational materials and non-degree training for families and companies working in animal agriculture throughout the state of Maryland. 
For more information on the department and its research, please visit and

Posted: March 17, 2017


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