- There are no faculty positions available at this time
Posted: FALL 2015
- Effects of Thermal Stress on Behavior, Physiology, and Welfare of Animals, Center for Animal Welfare Science, Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University
Posted: FALL 2015
A PhD-level graduate student position is available starting Spring 2016 or Summer 2016 with Dr. Brianna Gaskill in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University and a member of the Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS). The student will evaluate the effects of climate change and thermal stress on the behavioral and physiological response in farm and laboratory animal species. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Jay Johnson from the in the Livestock Behavior Research Unit, USDA-ARS located on the Purdue University campus.
The successful candidate will be involved in the development of research protocols, data collection, and analysis of data on understanding the impact of thermal stress on scientific measures taken from mice and pigs. Behavioral data collected via video recording will be used to create recommendations for housing, enrichment provision and the importance of eliminating this stressor to better meet the needs of the animals while improving scientific results. The graduate student will be expected to coordinate undergraduate students assisting with the research project and assist other graduate students as needed.
In addition to the primary research responsibilities described above, the candidate will be able to participate in other CAWS and departmental activities including: participation in the collegiate animal welfare judging competition, assistance with teaching of undergraduate courses and outreach activities on animal behavior and welfare, development of additional research questions related to the main project and travel to present research findings. Professional development opportunities are also available.
Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a M.S. degree in Animal Science, Biology or closely related field by the start of the position. The ideal candidate should have a background in animal behavior, physiology, and welfare, an understanding of scientific methodology, and should be comfortable and interested in working with rodents and pigs. The candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in addition to experience with scientific research techniques, preferably in applied ethology in the lab and field. Demonstrated ability to use various types of technology and data processing software is preferred. Candidates should enjoy working individually and as a team in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary research environment.
This position includes a graduate stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance benefits.
Interested in Applying? Interested candidates must apply to the graduate program in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology. Following receipt of these materials, selected candidates will be interviewed by phone. Applications will be reviewed continuously until a suitable candidate is found.
Please follow directions related to applying to graduate school at Purdue University in order to submit your application. Information on this process can be found at http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/. If you have any questions about the application process, you may email Barbara White (email: email@example.com; phone: 765-494-7542). Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Brianna Gaskill (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Graduate Degree Program and Residency Training in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology
Posted: FALL 2015
The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB; http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/index.php) and the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL; http://www.addl.purdue.edu/) at Purdue University seek applications from veterinarians or veterinary students in the final year of the professional curriculum who are committed to a career in veterinary anatomic pathology. This challenging and rewarding three-year program culminates in a non-thesis M.S. degree and fulfills the training requirements for the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP). The program is based on supervised postmortem examinations and the surgical biopsy histopathology service in the ADDL, graduate courses and seminars in pathology and related disciplines, supervised teaching assignments in CPB, and a scholarly project in diagnostic or experimental pathology.
Faculty members in CPB include pathologists, epidemiologists, microbiologists, and other scientists. Following completion of the 3-year pathology training program, students will be encouraged to pursue PhD opportunities in areas such as infectious disease, immunopathology, toxicologic pathology, or cancer research. Purdue University is also a graduate partner in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (http://nih-cbstp.nci.nih.gov), which provides graduate students the opportunity for residency training in a university setting followed by dissertational research at the NIH. Applications to Purdue University Graduate School should be completed online (https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/admissions/how/index.html). Application materials, including original transcripts, GRE scores, letters of reference, and statement of career goals, should be received by November 1. One position is available July 1, 2016. The DVM or equivalent degree is required by the starting date. Beginning salary is $30,450 with benefits and a tuition waiver. Email questions regarding the application process to Ms. Barbara White (email@example.com), CPB Graduate Program Coordinator. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
- Veterinary Clinical Pathology Non-Thesis MS/Residency Graduate Student
Posted: FALL 2015
The Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, at Purdue University is offering a three-year combined non-thesis MS/residency graduate program in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. This program offers: 1) broad experience in the areas of hematology, clinical chemistry, and diagnostic cytology, and 2) training that will enable the resident to sit for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists upon completion of the program. Responsibilities include graduate course work in pathology and other disciplines which will be selected by the student and his/her advisory committee, participation in the clinical pathology service rotation, and teaching professional veterinary students. The starting stipend for this position is currently $30,450 per year with benefits and a tuition waiver. The tentative start date is July 2016. This individual joins two other clinical pathology trainees and three clinical pathologists.
Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Individuals who desire PhD training upon completion of the program are especially encouraged to apply. Specific interests of the clinical pathology faculty include diagnostic cytology/surgical pathology, inflammation, immunocytochemistry, hematopoietic neoplasia, and clinical research. General areas of departmental research interests include infectious diseases, immunology, oncology, toxicologic and environmental pathology, genomics, and epidemiology.
Applications will be received until December 1, 2015, or until the position is filled. Additional information can be obtained from: Dr. Craig A. Thompson, Clinical Pathology Training Coordinator, CPB Department, VPTH Building, 725 Harrison Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2027. Interested individuals can complete an on-line application for submission at https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/admissions/how/index.html . E-mail questions regarding the application process to Ms. Barbara White, CPB Graduate Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
- There are no postdoctoral research positions available at this time
Posted: SUMMER 2015