mardi 20 juin 2017

Postdoctoral Position in Applied Ethology and Welfare

The Swine Teaching and Research Center located on the New Bolton Center campus of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania is looking to fill a postdoctoral position starting July 1, 2017 (or sooner if possibl e), 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 wel fare of gestating sows housed in large groups. Specific projects continue to explore the notion of animal personality and the delineation of behavioral phenotypes in large pen gestation as well as looking at novel metrics of affective st ate . Work will be carried out at the Penn Vet Swine Center that houses a 250 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 highl y desirable. Please contact Tom Parsons ( ) if you are interested.