jeudi 22 octobre 2015

M.Sc. student position available in Beef Cattle Welfare

Research Area: The research area is within animal behaviour, health and welfare. The successful candidate will conduct research assessing the impacts of dystocia on cow-calf behaviour and welfare and evaluate the impact of treating calves and/or cows with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).  The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to assist in a variety of other animal welfare projects.    

Program and Place of Work: Funding is available for a Master of Science program (M.Sc.) through the University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine ( at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This is a collaborative project with Dr. Claire Windeyer from the University of Calgary. Research will be carried out on ranches near Calgary.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in animal science, veterinary medicine, or biological sciences. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a strong academic performance in their undergraduate program.  Individuals with a beef background as well as training in animal behaviour and welfare are highly encouraged to apply.  A current and valid driver’s license is required.

Salary: Candidates must be academically competitive and will be expected to apply for external funding. Minimum stipend is $20,000/yr.  For outstanding students, internal top-up award opportunities are available on a competitive basis. 

Start Date:  The position is currently available, with funding for 2-3 years.

Application Interest:  Interested candidates should send by email ( current curriculum vitae, a scanned copy of transcript or listing of course grades, names and contact information for two references, and a cover letter describing your interest in the project.

For further information about the above Ph.D. research opportunity please contact:
Dr. Ed Pajor, Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone: 403-210-7328