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JENNIFER VAN OS
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – Animal Welfare
Department of Dairy Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Prospective graduate students:
The application deadline for the PhD student position co-advised by me and Drs. Heather White and Kent Weigel has now passed. If you independently obtain a scholarship to pursue graduate study and/or if you would like to be contacted when future opportunities arise in our lab, please email me: (1) a statement of your research interests relating to dairy cattle behavior and welfare and your relevant skills and experience and (2) your resume/CV, including GPA, relevant coursework, and GRE scores with percentiles. I value a strong work ethic, ability to work well with others, an inquisitive mind, and a passion for animal welfare. Previous research experience, coursework in animal welfare and/or behavior, and livestock handling skills are preferred.
Prospective undergraduate research assistants:
For undergraduates interested in gaining research experience in animal welfare, we have ongoing needs for assistance with primarily computer-based data collection, along with some hands-on animal handling opportunities.
Please contact our lab and include your resume and a brief statement of your interests and relevant skills. If you are offered an interview, you will meet with the current graduate students who would directly supervise your research internship. If a good fit is found, you would be eligible to earn independent study course credits (e.g., Dairy Science 299).
Biology/Zoology 152: After at least 1 semester working with our lab group for a minimum of 6 hours/week, and provided you met all expectations, you would then become eligible for a research project in our lab to fulfill the requirements of Biology/Zoology 152 the following semester.