lundi 18 décembre 2017

MSc Position, USA (closes 15 Jan)

Center for Animal Welfare
University of California-Davis (UC Davis), USA

We are seeking a highly motivated student to complete an MSc project validating the use of acoustic sensors for tracking laying hen and broiler chicken movement and health parameters on commercial farms.
The individual will be expected to work at the UC Davis research facilities and travel to commercial farms to collect acoustic data. The student is expected to conduct analyses, prepare results for presentation at scientific meetings, and publish in scientific journals, in addition to successfully completing all MSc program requirements.
Candidates interested in this opportunity should have a strong work ethic and a demonstrated interest in poultry science, ethology, sensor technology, or bioengineering applied to farm animals. Applicants should have a BA/BSc in animal biology, avian sciences, ethology, bioengineering, or related fields. Applicant must be able to acquire a valid California driver’s license at start of project.
The successful candidate will be housed in the Department of Animal Science and will be part of the Center for Animal Welfare (
The candidate can apply to either the Animal Biology or Avian Sciences graduate groups, with deadlines for both groups on January 15th, 2018 for a start date of September 2018.
Candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Richard Blatchford ( for further information, including funding details.