mercredi 16 février 2011

2 X PhD positions: Poultry behaviour and welfare

At the Center for proper housing of poultry and rabbits (Swiss Federal Veterinary Office) near Bern, Switzerland, there are two

PhD positions (80 – 100%) available in poultry welfare and behavior.

One project deals with keel bone deformities in laying hens in aviaries, the other project deals with nest recognition in laying hens.

You completed your MS degree or an equivalent academic degree in biology, agronomy, or veterinary medicine. You are familiar with methods used in behavioral biology and you are interested in animal husbandry and welfare. You are able to publish in English.

Duration: 3 years starting on July 1, 2011 or later. Salary according to guidelines of the Swiss National Fund.

Please send your application including your CV to:

Federal Veterinary Office, Mrs. Regula Wiser, Leiterin Personal,
Schwarzenburgstrasse 155, CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland

no later than March 15, 2011.

Further information is available from: Sabine Gebhardt, Phone: +41 31 915 3513,