Graduate Assistantships in Animal Science at University of Maryland

College Park, Maryland
November 16 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Graduate Assistantships are available in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland for M.S. and Ph.D. students for the Fall 2019 –Spring 2020 academic year. These assistantships provide a competitive stipend, health benefits, and tuition remission, and are renewable depending on satisfactory progression through the program.  Students will engage in research and collaborate with other graduate students under the direction of their mentor. Students will also be assigned teaching assistant duties, usually for one course each a year. Candidates should have previous laboratory experience, a B.S. (in Animal Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, or closely related field), excellent verbal and written communications skills, and a strong work ethic.

The Department of Animal & Avian Sciences ( offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and is comprised of 21 faculty members with research interests focused in four areas: Animal Genetics, Bioinformatics & Cell Biology; Nutrient Utilization & Management; Animal Reproduction & Development; and Pathobiology & Infectious Diseases  A list of faculty members that are currently recruiting students to join their lab can be found on our Research Opportunities page at

For best consideration apply by January 15th, 2019.  For more information on admissions and how to apply please visit

Our location in the Washington DC metropolitan area offers a wealth of other opportunities for internships and collaborations for undergraduate and graduate students with government agencies such as the USDA, EPA, FDA, and National Zoo. Our University of Maryland Extension efforts provide educational materials and non-degree training for the families and companies working in animal agriculture throughout the State of Maryland. Additional information on all of our efforts and programs can be found through the links on our web page or by contacting us at

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