Job no: 512654
Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Animal and Poultry Sciences
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Research / Scientific
The Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral associate position, with a focus on animal welfare. This position is available starting fall 2020 and is renewable for up to two years (i.e. 3 years duration in total) depending on performance and availability of funds. The candidate would join Dr. Jacobs' lab with a research focus on animal welfare and behavior. The primary duties of the position will consist of research in poultry and swine welfare, writing peer-reviewed publications, writing and submitting grant proposals, and presenting research findings to a wider community both regionally and internationally. Additional duties include teaching and extension responsibilities. Teaching may involve undergraduate courses related to the field, and supervision of graduate students. Extension responsibilities may include writing of educational material, collaborating with industry partners, and interacting with youth. The candidate is expected to be able to work independently, demonstrate critical, scientific thinking, with excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
Ph.D. in Animal Science or related field with demonstrated experience in animal welfare and behavioral research.
Experience with assessment of positive emotional states, and experience and success with grant writing, data analysis, and stakeholder interactions are a plus.
Commensurate with experience
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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