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    Summary

    This position is in the Livestock Behavior Research Unit in West Lafayette, Indiana. The incumbent conducts research on how stress and management practices of food producing animals (cattle, swine and poultry) affects the physiology and behavior of livestock and its relationship to animal welfare.

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    Responsibilities

    • Initiates and develops research toward understanding the relationship between stress, behavior and on-farm management practices.
    • Utilizes physiological and/or behavioral analyses to quantify changes in physiology and behavior that affect the welfare and productivity of livestock and poultry.
    • Develops measures of farm animal welfare that are science-based and informative under industry conditions and practices.
    • Determines the impact of production practices and environmental factors on animal welfare.
    • Interacts with a multidisciplinary team of animal ethologists, immunologists, neuroscientists and other physiologists.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel is required to attend training and scientific meetings and conferences in addition to travel between the office and an off-sight research laboratory and farm.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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