MSc position, Canada (deadline February 1)

 15th Dec 2020

MSc position on long-term effects of the early environment for mink kit performance, stress responsiveness and welfare

Agricultural Campus, Dalhousie University

Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

We are recruiting an MSc student for a project on long-term effects of the early environment for mink kit performance, stress responsiveness and welfare at the Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie University in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. The project will involve investigating different enrichment strategies, and the role of maternal care. Ideal candidates will have a BSc in animal science, zoology or related fields, some experience in behavioural observations, and be independent and motivated.

 

The project is funded via a Mitacs Accelerate fellowship, with the support of the Canada Mink Breeders Association: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/accelerate

 

Start date: Spring 2021

Stipend: $21,000/year for 2 years

 

To apply: send a CV, unofficial transcript, contact information for 2 references, and a sample of scientific writing to Rebecca.meagher@dal.ca by Feb 1, 2021.

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