Phd Student In Parrot Welfare

Universities and Institutes of Austria


October 1, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien (University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna)
  • Research Field: Medical sciences › Veterinary medicine
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 01/10/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Austria › Wien (Vienna)
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 30
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/11/2021
  • Parrots are a popular companion animal. Nevertheless, there is little scientific knowledge on the welfare of parrots kept as companion animals in terms of their housing and husbandry, owner knowledge of the needs of those animals, and the welfare challenges faced by those parrots.

    This PhD project aims to review the welfare challenges for parrots kept in captivity, and subsequently develop a welfare assessment tool for parrot caretakers, using a multi-displinary approach. The candidate will be involved in conducting a systematic literature review, a survey to the parrot community (experts, vets, owners and caretakers), and possibly some experimental work in order to identify and assess a set of parrot welfare indicators. The candidate is not expected to have prior knowledge in parrot keeping or animal welfare assessment. Nevertheless, a strong knowledge in animal behaviour is a must.

    Additional comments

    early researcher (post graduate)

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    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien (University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna)
  • Department: Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // www.
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  • Country: Austria
  • City: Wien (Vienna)
  • Postal Code: 1210
  • Street: Veterinaerplatz 1
  • Phone: +43 1 25077 4900