Opportunities with the PAW Lab

PhD Student Position: Accepting Applications for Fall 2024
Dr. Mueller will be accepting applications for a PhD student position starting in Fall 2024. The PhD student will be enrolled in the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Biomedical Sciences PhD program with a focus on human-animal interaction. This position will support our National Institutes of Health-funded (R01) research study assessing the role of dogs in supporting teenagers with social anxiety. The PhD student will join our growing team at the Pets and Well-Being Lab, which is housed in the Center for Animals and Public Policy, providing the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaborations and professional networking. Doctoral students have access to courses across Tufts University and within a consortium of universities in the Boston area.

Competitive applicants will have a strong background in psychology, human development, or related fields, and quantitative research methods, as well as experience in human-animal interaction. Applications are now closed.

For additional information on the PhD program requirements and application, please visit: https://vet.tufts.edu/phd-biomedical-sciences
For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Mueller at Megan.Mueller@tufts.edu.

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Program
Applications are accepted for the M.S. in Animals and Public Policy program on a yearly basis with two deadlines (February 1 and April 1). For more information, please visit: https://grad.vet.tufts.edu/ms-animals-and-public-policy/

Student Research Assistants: If you are a Tufts student who is interested in becoming involved with the PAW Lab, please email us at TuftsPAWLab@tufts.edu for available opportunities.

Tufts Initiative for Human-Animal Interaction (TIHAI) Student Scholars Program: If you are a Tufts student, you are eligible to apply for the TIHAI Student Scholars program to support therapy animal events for your campus group. For more information, please visit: https://hai.tufts.edu/student-scholars-program/

Media inquiries: For media inquires related to our lab’s work, please email Megan.Mueller@tufts.edu

Animal-Assisted Interventions: For more information about the Tufts Paws for People therapy animal group, please visit http://hai.tufts.edu/paws

For all other inquiries, please email us at TuftsPAWLab@tufts.edu.