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UBC’s Animal Welfare Program is inviting applications for post-doctoral scholars, starting in the summer/fall of 2023. The duration of the position will be one year, with the potential of renewal for another year. Scholars will be expected to conduct research and prepare the findings for publication.
The UBC Animal Welfare Program is one of the largest and most respected programs in this field of science. Since its inception in 1997, research from the Animal Welfare Program has led to improvements in the lives of animals around the world. The Animal Welfare Program seeks to improve the welfare of animals through research, education and public outreach.
We are seeking scholars interested in working with dairy cattle, with a special interest in one of the four following areas: 1) Calf and Heifer Rearing, 2) Cow Health and Lameness, 3) Housing Facilities and Management, and 4) Painful Procedures. Expertise in conducting systematic reviews will be considered an asset. Please note, that only applicants with demonstrated and direct research experience relevant to one of these four research areas will be considered and should be explicitly covered in the cover letter along with the applicant’s current research interests. Applicants must have a PhD in order to apply as a post-doctoral researcher.
We will expect the successful applicant to be able to collaborate effectively with the relevant communities and to develop research questions, with guidance, within one of the four research areas described above.
The candidate must be comfortable conducting research with dairy cattle and living and working at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre (DERC) located in Agassiz, BC. Scholars may be located in either the Vancouver campus or the DERC dependent upon research activities; however, they will be expected to travel to the alternate research location from time to time. Scholars are expected to contribute to knowledge translation through conference presentations and other methods.
The Animal Welfare Program is committed to increasing team diversity through equitable and inclusive recruitment best practices. The program promotes academic excellence and is welcoming of any gender, race, and sexual orientation.
The research undertaken by scholars will have wide implications in developing guidelines to improve the welfare of dairy cattle. Scholars will be co-supervised by Professors Daniel Weary and Nina von Keyserlingk, NSERC Industrial Research Chairs in Dairy Cattle Welfare
If you are interested, please submit a cover letter including research interests, CV, and names for a minimum of two academic references (reference letters are not required at the time of application). Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will close once a candidate has been selected.
Email applications to email@example.com with “PDF in Dairy Cattle Welfare” with your name in the subject line.
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