Animal Welfare Assistantship Available for Masters of Science Program at Auburn University

Assistantship Available
M.S. in Poultry Science
Department of Poultry Science
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama

Start Date: August 2018

Assistantship Description: This assistantship is for a student interested in a Masters of Science degree in the Poultry Science Department focusing on Animal Welfare. The student’s Major professor will be Dr. Dianna Bourassa. Specific thesis subject matter will include the assessment of animal welfare during poultry stunning for slaughter and euthanasia. There will be opportunities for abstract submission and presentation at scientific meetings.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in poultry science, animal science, or related field is preferred with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of 4.0
  • Interest in poultry processing and animal welfare
  • Student must be able to work as part of a team, be willing to collaborate with others on related projects, be extremely responsive to request and duties, and manage time efficiently. 
  • Only students admitted into the Auburn University Graduate School are eligible to hold a research assistantship

Benefits and Stipend: This assistantship is based on a stipend (13 hour work week) of approximately
$15,067/year and tuition waiver. Student will pay miscellaneous fees (about $600/semester) to the University. Benefits of the position include networking opportunities and exposure to an essential topic in poultry processing and welfare.

Application: Details of the Application Process can be found at Application must be submitted electronically through the Graduate School website.


Dr. Dianna Bourassa, Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist
Department of Poultry Science, Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849
Tel: (334) 844-2610

Information about the Poultry Science program and the Poultry Science department is found at


Posted: March 9, 2018


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