INSTITUTION (Name, address,
contact number): Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, Department of Pathobiology,
Texas A&M University, TAMU 4467, College Station, TX 77843: 979
PRIMARY CONTACT (Name , EMAIL
address): Donald J. Brightsmith, firstname.lastname@example.org
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
MATCHING PROGRAM: No
Open. Applications will be taken until a suitable candidate is found.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: DVM or
BS or MS in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition or related field.
ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS:
SALARY/ BENEFITS: $20,000
- $25,000 plus tuition waiver
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT: 5 years
or until completion
DESCRIPTION: Ph.D. assistantship
in psittacine nutrition at Texas A&M University: Research will focus
on nutritional requirements, diets, and or growth and development of
both captive parrots in Texas and wild parrots in South America with
the goal of improving captive parrot health. The position will be available
starting in August 2008 (preferred) or January 2009. Successful applicants
will work with Dr. Donald Brightsmith, Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center,
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology and Dr. Chris A. Bailey, Department
of Poultry Sciences and the Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition. A
demonstrated interest in psittacines or avian nutrition required. Experience
with parrot hand feeding or knowledge of Spanish a plus. Tuition waiver
and stipend will be provided. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity
employer and qualified minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and e-mail addresses of
three references to dbrightsmith“at”cvm.tamu.edu. Applications will
be taken until a suitable candidate is found.