Postdoc in Animal Behaviour & Welfare

The Applied Animal Behavior & Welfare program in the Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences (APSC) at Virginia Tech is searching for a postdoctoral research associate to study applied animal behavior and welfare, and help further develop current research lines in applied animal behavior, including but not exclusively dog training and learning, shelter animal welfare, and the use of technology for enhancing behavior change and data collection in applied animal behavior. The successful applicant will be expected to bring novel research lines and ideas to the program, while also providing oversight and direction to experiential learning opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. One or our program’s missions is outreach to the community, including but not restricted to providing evidence-based practices to owners, shelters, and veterinarians. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to contribute to this mission in ways that are best suited to their educations, skills, and interests. The successful applicant will also be expected to have a strong understanding of learning theory/behavior analysis, as well as a robust understanding and appreciation for applied questions and current relevant issues in the field of applied animal behavior. Positions will be based in the department and will be expected to collaborate with colleagues across campus in departments, such as veterinary medicine, biology, psychology, and engineering.
Responsibilities include:
• Conduct research related to applied animal behavior
• Publication of novel research findings
• Assist with grant preparation and submission
• Help create, assemble and deliver applied animal behavior programming to undergraduate and graduate students
• Mentor and advise students in applied animal behavior settings
• Oversee and advise graduate research in applied animal behavior and welfare

Note no deadline just open until filled.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Closing date: 30/11/2021

Further information can be found here.