mercredi 10 octobre 2012

Postdoctoral Position in Applied Ethology and Welfare

The Section of Reproduction and Behavior, Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine - University of Pennsylvania is looking to fill a postdoctoral position starting Jan 1, 2011 (or sooner if possible), under the direction of Thomas D. Parsons, VMD, PhD.   Talented individuals are being recruited to join a research program that addresses the social behavior and welfare of gestating sows housed in large groups.   Specific projects explore strategies to mitigate the untoward effects of social hierarchy in group housed sows.  Work will be carried out at the recently renovated Penn Vet Swine Teaching and Research Center that houses a 200 sow herd and provides a unique opportunity to study gestating sows under a variety of housing scenarios.  Expertise in applied ethology, experimental design, and statistics is highly desirable.   Please contact Tom Parsons ( if you are interested.