PhD position on “Automatisation of cognitive bias paradigms”
Working Group Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology
The candidate will contribute their expertise to scientific projects and further tasks of the working group “Animal Behaviour and Welfare”. The primary focus of the candidate will be on the automatisation of the procedural features of cognitive tests, as well as the automatisation of the behavioural coding and analysis in tasks central to assessing affective states, specifically a judgment bias task in pigs and an attention bias task in goats. Their work will contribute to our group’s focus on the development and assessment of behavioural indicators of affective states in farm animals.