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PhD Student Position - Purdue University

Research Area: Neurobiology of Duck Reproduction and Welfare


Applications are invited for (one) Ph.D. student position in the Animal Science Department, Purdue University in a funded laboratory. The candidate will conduct research that investigates behavioral, neuroendocrine, and molecular mechanisms that underlie how light affects production and reproduction, environmental stressors, and/or factors that impact development. Although trainees will focus on one specific project, they will have the opportunity to participate in all research within the lab.

Prospective students should have completed at lease a B.S. degree in animal sciences or a related field of biology prior to the start of their graduate program. Candidates must also meet the additional admission requirements set forth by the Department of Animal Science at Purdue University. The departmental deadlines for admission into the graduate program in Fall 2020 are the May 1st and April 1st for U.S. citizens and international applicants respectively.

The successful candidate for the 3-year PhD position:

· Successful completion of a DVM or an MS degree in the Life Sciences

· Strong written and oral communication skills as evidenced by at least one research publication and presentation at a national conference

· Interest in duck research at all biological levels: molecular to behavioral to ecosystem

· Exhibits excellent teamwork skills

· Interest in biology of both domestic and wild animals

· Competence with statistics

· Current and valid driver’s license

Application Process

Interested candidates should send their CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing your background and interest in the research to Dr. Greg Fraley (gfraley@purdue.edu). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact:

Gregory S. Fraley, Associate Professor and

Terry and Sarah Tucker Endowed Chair of Poultry Science Department of Animal Sciences

125 S. Russell St.

West Lafayette, IN USA 47907 E-mail: gfraley@purdue.edu