MSc position, Canada

 6th Dec 2021

MSc position: Hormone analysis in swine hair as a retroactive measure of stress and relationships to coping style and disease resilience in growing swine

Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Saskatoon, Canada 

The chosen candidate will lead scientific investigation into the how levels of cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in swine hair, as chronic, retroactive measures of stress, relate to measures of behavioural coping style and disease resilience in growing swine exposed to a natural disease challenge. The candidate will benefit from the opportunity to work within an active swine welfare research group, with international collaboration.
This work forms part of a project evaluating the genetics of disease resilience in swine.

Start date: May 2022.

Duration: Two years, fully funded student stipend support.

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