mercredi 27 mars 2013

Post-doctoral position in dairy cattle behaviour and welfare.

A post-doctoral fellowship in dairy cattle behaviour and welfare will soon become available at the Pacific Agri-food Research Centre at Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada under the supervision of Dr. A. M. de Passillé and Dr. J. Rushen.

The fellowship will entail conducting experimental studies into the behaviour and welfare of group-housed dairy calves and participation in a national research project examining the welfare of dairy cows on commercial farms, done in collaboration with a number of Canadian universities.

A Ph D in a relevant subject and some prior research experience in animal behaviour and welfare are required. Knowledge of French and of multivariate statistics used in epidemiological research and programs for analysing databases (e.g. Access) would be assets but are not essential.

The salary is around CAN$47,000. The likely starting date is in the fall of 2013. The initial appointment would be for 1 year with a possible extension up to 3 years.

For further information please contact either Anne Marie de Passillé ( or Jeff Rushen (