mercredi 17 juin 2015

Laboratory of Animal Behavior, Physiology, and Welfare Post-Doctorate Position

Position:                      Laboratory of Animal Behavior, Physiology, and Welfare Post-Doctorate                                              Position

Available:                      Available after July 1, 2015

Application Deadline:    Accepting applications until a suitable applicant is found.

The Department:            The Department of Animal and Food Sciences is one of six departments within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University.  The department is housed in a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility and has excellent teaching and research support and animal facilities both on and off-campus.  The department has a strong undergraduate program in Animal and Food Sciences and is the home of many competitive teams and student organizations. The Laboratory of Animal Behavior, Physiology, and Welfare focuses on the following research areas: pheromones (livestock, domestic animals, rodents), transport (swine and lab/companion animals), and stress reduction studies. More detailed information about these research areas can be found at

The College:                  The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is a leading college at Texas Tech University with six academic departments:  Agriculture and Applied Economics, Agricultural Education and Communications, Animal and Food Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Plant and Soil Science, and Natural Resources Management; as well as multiple research centers and institutes.  For the most recent academic year, the college has over 90 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 1,579 undergraduates, and 379 graduate students.

The University:              Texas Tech University is one of four major state-supported, multidisciplinary universities in Texas and has attained national research university status.  The University consists of ten colleges, a School of Law, the Graduate School, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  Currently, more than 35,000 students attend classes at the Lubbock campus. Situated in the Llano Estacado (Southern High Plains), the City of Lubbock, which has approximately 250,000 residents, offers a variety of cultural and entertainment venues and has a moderate to low cost of living.

Responsibilities:            The successful applicant will be involved in pheromone studies primarily involving swine, cats, and dogs. The candidate may teach classes in animal behavior and welfare. Perform specialized work in conducting original research. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project. May supervise research and student assistants.

Qualifications:               This position requires a PhD, preferably in Animal Science or a closely related field or a DVM with an M.S including research experience. Experience in a wet chemistry lab setting would be helpful but not required. Knowledge of performing, interpreting, and writing original behavior and physiology research and publication in refereed scientific journals. The ability to work with different animal species, including but not limited to swine, cats, dogs, rats, and mice. Some overnight travel to collaborative sites may be required. The successful applicant will have a strong knowledge of SAS or R statistical software. Strong written and oral communication skills are highly required. Must have strong leadership and supervisory skills, be able to work as part of a team, and be able to work in a diverse environment. Selection will be based on academic achievement, animal experience, research experience, and letters of recommendation.

Salary:                          Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time, 12-month appointment.

Application:                  Applicants must apply on line at  Please attach any supplemental documents to the application. In addition, please email a CV and 3 letters of recommendation to John McGlone (  Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. John McGlone, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Box 42141, Lubbock, TX 79409-2141;Telephone: 806-834-8275; E-mail:;  Fax:  806-742-4003.

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