MSc position, USA

 12th Oct 2021

MSc Student Position in Social Science and Dairy Cow Welfare

Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky
Lexington, USA


We are seeking a motivated graduate student with an interest in animal welfare, social science, and/or precision technologies. The student’s program will be part of a larger project to create evidence-based recommendations for the sustainable use of precision dairy technologies on dairy farms, with a focus on improving animal welfare assessment and engaging key stakeholders. The specific objective of the MS program is to identify support, concerns, and trust relative to the use of precision dairy technology among members of the general public.

This is a full-time research-based master’s degree position available starting January 2022. The MS student will be jointly supervised by Dr. Joao Costa (University of Kentucky) and Dr. Beth Ventura (University of Minnesota) and will be enrolled in the Animal Science Graduate Program at the University of Kentucky (more information available here). The student will have the opportunity to engage with industry and other universities across the world, including the University of Prince Edward Island. The student should be based at the University of Kentucky for the first year of their program, but may be able to work remotely in the second year if desired. 


Contact: Dr. Joao Costa at or Dr. Beth Ventura at 



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