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INSTITUTION (Name, address, contact number): Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, Department of Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, TAMU 4467, College Station, TX 77843: 979 458 0563 

PRIMARY CONTACT (Name , EMAIL address):  Donald J. Brightsmith,  



APPLICATION DEADLINE:  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. 


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” Applications will be taken until a suitable candidate is found.


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