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PhD scholarship: How to make antibiotics in pig feed redundant, naturally

Apply now Job No:514829
Area:Qld Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Salary (FTE):RTP Scholarship NON-BANDED ($28,597.00 - $28,597.00)
Work type:Full Time - Scholarship
Location: St Lucia

Research Environment

UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 46 in the QS World University Rankings, 42 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 66 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 54 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The Roura Research Group offers a unique research environment in Animal Sciences at The University of Queensland, with strong links with national (APRIL, APL, ARC, University of Melbourne) and international research partners (Ghent University, INRA, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, IRTA, Universidad de Chile, Nankai University) including national and multinational industrial partners stakeholders. The group is based in St Lucia, but actively working in the Gatton and Herston campuses.

The award

Supervisor – Professor Eugeni Roura

The use of in-feed antimicrobials are highly questioned by consumers and regulators. Post-weaning is a very sensible stage of piglet's life where anorexia and gut-related diseases produce a high toll on mortality and production cost. New strategies are required to prevent post-weaning diseases that require drug-related management. This is an exciting project with the objective to develop a holistic approach based on novel nutrition strategies that will allow antimicrobial-free diets in pig production. The project aims to stimulate early feed intake by maximising the beneficial effect of maternal conditioning using flavour signature of common sow's dietary cereals and pulses. Early feed intake will also requires the improvement of the digestibility capacity of the gut to prevent undigested material reaching the distal small intestine. On top of that, evolution of the microflora will be crucial to reduce the presence of pathogenic bacteria by stimulating healthy microbiota colonization.

A working knowledge of animal science, veterinary science and biological science would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

Selection criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must also meet the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ.

This scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and International students who are currently in Australia at the time of application and commencement.

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field/s of animal, veterinary, biological sciences or equivalent and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of metabolomics, proteomics and genomics is highly desirable.

Scholarship

The 2021 Research Training Program (RTP) living allowance stipend rate is AUD$28,597 per annum (indexed annually), which is tax-free for three years with two possible extensions of up to 6 months each in approved circumstances (conditions apply).

Enquiries

For further information, please contact Dr Marta Navarro-Gomez at m.navarrogomez@uq.edu.au +61 (0) 458 999 192

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow this link. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘PIG FEED-ROURA’ in the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Applications close: 15 September 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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