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Position at: Domestication Lab - Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria
We are looking for students/interns/volunteers for our research projects in 2023. The project involves observational and non-invasive experimental work with free-ranging dogs in Morocco (Agadir area). We will investigate the social structure and ecology of packs and physical, cognitive and social skills in both puppies and adult dogs. Data collected during the study period could be used for Master theses on the following topics: “Social learning strategies in free-ranging dogs”, "The relationship between temperament traits in street dogs", and "The socio-ecology of free-ranging dogs". Students will learn: • Behavioural observation methods • Census techniques • Field tests of cognitive skills • Non-invasive hormone and DNA sample collection • Behavioural analysis from videos Candidates will be required to: carry out behavioural observations of dogs for at least 6 hours a day (in hot weather conditions); Carry out field experiments; Collect saliva and hair samples; Code behaviours from videos; Take care of data entry/management. Proficiency in English is necessary. Accommodation costs will be covered, but travel and living costs will not. However, living costs are low in Morocco. Projects are supervised by Dr. Giulia Cimarelli, Priv.Doz. Dr. Sarah Marshall-Pescini, Dr. Andreas Berghänel, and Prof. Friederike Range. The call is open until appropriate candidates are found.

Deadline: 2022-12-20

For more information, please contact:
Giulia Cimarelli

Full Ad: Morocco students free-ranging dogs project_2023.pdf

Behaviour systems in Anatolia

Position at: Bilkent University
The Behaviour Systems laboratory at Bilkent University will receive applications for graduate study in either psychology or neuroscience. Both programmes are research-oriented. Our research focus is on systems approaches (sensu Timberlake, with interest in thematically analogous approaches), which directs attention to the interrelation among behavioural forms, their ecological function, and the structure of native behaviour. This description fits many potential projects. Students are encouraged to think creatively with these themes. In addition to rats and humans, the laboratory has recently begun to work with dogs. Please contact Robert ( with any questions. Bilkent University is located in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, and hosts one of the best equipped basic science research centres in the region. Master and PhD students are supported with tuition waiver and stipend. The university operates entirely in English.

Deadline: 2022-12-31

For more information, please contact:
Robert Bowers

Postdoc, Laboratory of Comparative Primate Cognition Emory National Primate Research Center Emory University

Position at: Emory University
A National Institutes of Health-funded postdoctoral position in the Laboratory of Comparative Primate Cognition at the Emory National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia will open early in 2023. The successful candidate will design and conduct their own studies consistent with the mission of the lab and will lead a series of experiments on auditory memory and cognitive control using rhesus monkeys in the laboratory, orangutans at Zoo Atlanta, and humans. The successful candidate will have experience studying cognition in nonhuman animals, a Ph.D. in psychology, biology, neuroscience, or a related field, and experience or strong interest in computerized cognitive testing. Experience studying auditory processing in any context is highly desirable, but not required. The position offers an excellent opportunity to study cognition at a primate center with many connections across the university, interaction with a diverse community of scientists, and a competitive salary with benefits. The position is renewable for up to 5 years. The successful candidate will be expected to develop ties both within the lab and at the primate center, as well as in the Department of Psychology at Emory. More information about the lab can be found on our website. Candidates should send a short letter of interest and a C.V. by email and arrange to have three letters of reference sent by email to Robert Hampton, Position will remain open until filled. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Emory does not discriminate in employment on the basis or race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran/Reserve/National guard status.

Deadline: 2023-01-05

For more information, please contact:
Robert Hampton

M.S. Program in Experimental Psychology

Position at: Rochester Institute of Technology
M.S. Program in Experimental Psychology Rochester Institute of Technology (NY) Comparative Cognition and Perception Lab The Rochester Institute of Technology Department of Psychology has a M.S. program in Experimental Psychology. The Comparative Cognition and Perception Laboratory is seeking graduate students who are interested in studying auditory or visual perception, memory, numerical cognition, categorization, tool use, or other cognitive/perceptual abilities in non-human animals. Recent studies in the lab have focused on dolphins, river otters, goldfish, orangutans, and baboons. Students may have the opportunity to work with animals at the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY. Graduate assistantships are available (15-20 hours/week). For more information about the Comparative Cognition and Perception Lab, please see To learn more about the M.S. degree, go to You should contact Dr. DeLong via email with your CV attached and set up an in-person or remote interview if you apply to the program. To apply, go to Deadline: 2/15/2023 for priority review and consideration for graduate assistantships, but applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students may start in the fall or spring semester. For more information, please contact: Dr. Caroline DeLong

Deadline: 2023-02-15

For more information, please contact:
Caroline DeLong

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