Purdue University – Ph.D. Assistantship – Deadline Jan 1, 2019

Ph.D. Research Assistantship in Poultry Behavior and Well‐Being

Position Description

A doctoral‐level graduate research assistantship is available in the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University. The successful candidate will conduct research examining behavioral indicators of parasitic infestations in laying hens. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to hypothesis development, develop protocols, collect and analyze data on‐farm and from video recordings, present findings, prepare manuscripts and work with and supervise
undergraduate research assistants. Opportunities to assist with other research projects, participate in the annual welfare judging and assessment contest, and participate in teaching are also available. This position includes a stipend, tuition waiver and health care benefits.


 M.S. degree in Animal Science, Biology or closely related field
 Strong academic performance in undergraduate and graduate program
 Experience and interest in animal behavior and well‐being
 Strong written and oral communication skills

Start Date

Summer 2019. Application deadlines are January 1, 2019 for international applicants and March 1, 2019 for US citizens.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send their CV, contact information for two references, and a cover letter describing their background and interest in the project to Dr. Marisa Erasmus (merasmus@purdue.edu). Review of applications will
continue until the position is filled.

Candidates will also need to complete a formal application through the Purdue University Graduate School. Further information can be found here: https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/admissions/how‐to‐apply/index.html


Posted: September 17, 2018


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