PhD Fellowship

General Description

Two PhD student fellowships are available within the “Avian Endocrinology and Molecular Genetics Lab” at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, University of Arkansas. We are looking for motivated individuals with strong communication skills who are willing to work in a fast pace and productive environment.

Research Area

The PhD students will conduct several experiments (In-vivo and In-vitro) in collaboration with the industry partners. The research area is within the animal health and gut integrity. The successful candidate will develop an in-depth understanding of the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in poultry heat stress response, the effect of heat stress on poultry gut physiology and health, and the effect of nutritional modifications on reducing the effect of heat stress on poultry. This position will also have job duties associated with the lab management and maintenance.


1. Hands on scientific experience with poultry supported by a proven publication record

2. Knowledge of molecular biology techniques such as PCR, qPCR, Western Blot, Immunofluorescence and cell culture.

3. Ability to lift weights up to 50 lbs. while running the In-vivo trials.

Start Date

Positions are available starting immediately, with funding for 4 years (monthly stipend and tuition). An earlier or later start date may be negotiable.

Application Interest

Interested candidates should please send, by email, (; current curriculum vitae, names and contact information for two references, and a cover letter describing their research experience and interest in the position. Position open until filled.

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