PhD position, USA

 5th Apr 2024

PhD Position in Poultry Behavior and Welfare

Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University
West Lafayette, USA

A graduate research assistantship (Ph.D.) position is available within the Purdue University Department of Animal Sciences with funding and research support through the USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit. The selected applicant will work under the direction of Dr. Kaitlin Wurtz in the area of poultry behavior and welfare. Specifically, the selected applicant will work on projects to develop and validate automated methods for measuring poultry behavior and monitoring welfare, use genomic tools to identify poultry suitable for alternative housing systems, and examine epigenetic impacts of stress on production, behavior, and welfare. Within this research area, the applicant will have the opportunity to plan and develop research projects, learn a range of laboratory and field techniques, present research results at national and international conferences, and participate in Purdue University Department of Animal Sciences activities. Scholarly activities resulting in peer-reviewed publications and presentations are required. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to interact with a multidisciplinary team of researchers including agricultural engineers, applied ethologists, geneticists, physiologists, nutritionists, and veterinarians.


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