Past Opportunities

13 April 2015

  • Are you interested in understanding how psychological factors like motivation and sustained attention affect scent dog performance?
  • Do you have a strong academic background in psychology, behavioural neuroscience, ethology, zoology, veterinary science or another related discipline?
  • Can you see yourself undertaking a challenging but rewarding PhD project supervised by a team of leading researchers?
  • Would you like to spend three years living and working in the wonderful regional Victorian City of Greater Bendigo?

The Anthrozoology Research Group at La Trobe University is interested in the psychological factors that make dogs successful in scent based roles, including detection of: endangered or invasive species; medical conditions such as hypoglycaemia and cancer; agricultural problems such as animal and plant diseases. We are offering a three year scholarship of approximately $30,000 tax free per year for a PhD candidate to study these processes using advanced techniques drawn from the fields of psychology and behavioural neuroscience.

To be eligible for this position you MUST hold a First Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline OR be close to completing your Honours year.

Applications are now closed.