PhD position, USA (start Fall 21)

 30th Jul 2021

PhD position 

College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, Kansas State University
Manhattan (KS), USA


The overarching goals of the research program is to improve food animal health and welfare by (1) validating novel pain assessment techniques, and (2) developing safe and effective analgesic drug regimens that can be implemented on-farm. The collaborative research team at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University takes a multi-faceted approach to studying livestock pain, which includes analysis of behavior, facial grimacing, blood biomarkers, immunology, pharmacology, and neurobiology. We currently have funded research projects in cattle, pigs, and goats.

Anticipated start date: As early as Fall 2021

Contact: For inquiries, please contact Dr. Abbie Viscardi ( or Dr. Hans Coetzee (



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