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Department of Animal Sciences


Purdue Research Assistantship

There is a graduate research assistantship (M.S. in Animal Sciences) position opening at Purdue University. The position will study student motivation and curiosity in large enrollment introductory STEM-based courses beginning in August 2019. In addition to research, the M.S. student will have opportunities for involvement in other departmental activities including assisting with undergraduate courses and presenting their work at departmental seminars and research forums.

The assistantship includes an annual salary stipend, tuition and fees, and health insurance benefits. Interested candidates should submit: 1) a letter stating interests and goals, 2) a current CV, 3) unofficial copies of undergraduate transcripts and GRE scores (if available), and 4) contact information for three references. Upon review of these materials, official graduate applications to Purdue University will be required of the student selected for the program. Initial applications will be accepted until March 8, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. Please send application materials via email to Dr. Elizabeth Karcher ( or by mail to Department of Animal Sciences, 270 S. Russell St., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 47907.

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