PhD/Postdoc position, USA

 15th Sep 2023

PhD/Postdoc Position in Shelter Dog Behavior & Welfare

Animal Behavior & Welfare Group, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, USA

A PhD or Postdoc position will begin in January 2024 at Virginia Tech in the School of Animal Sciences studying shelter dog behavior & welfare.

This position’s primary focus will be investigating human-animal interaction with dogs awaiting adoption using a hybrid fostering intervention. Dogs will be available for adoption within the community during the day & spend their nights with foster caregivers.

The highly motivated individual in this position will examine the effects of this intervention on shelter dogs’ ultimate & proximate welfare as well as carry out other applied behavior & welfare research projects.

Reach out to Dr. Lisa Gunter at  to learn more before applying.


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