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Understanding the importance of dietary inositol for poultry production PhD Studentship (three years)

Animal Production, Welfare & Veterinary Sciences

As per advert
Closing Date:   Friday 06 October 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  RD-PHD17VP

Harper Adams University (HAU) has the above research studentship available in the Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences Department.  The project is funded by AB Vista Feed Ingredients and Harper Adams University.

The studentship wlll be supervised by Dr Vasil Pirgozliev. 

Applications should be made through the HAU website: https://jobs.harper-adams.ac.uk/ where further details of the project can also be found.

The deadline for uploading completed applications is 5 pm UK time on Friday, 6 October 2017.

Further information can be found on the HAU website at www.harper-adams.ac.uk and on the research training provided and PhD progression requirements in the Postgraduate Research Students Handbook at: 

http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/documents//MPhil-PhD-Handbook.pdf

For informal enquiries on general aspects of research degrees at HAU, applicants may contact Mrs Viv Slann, Research Students Administrator (vslann@harper-adams.ac.uk). For informal enquiries on the project, applicants may contact the Director of Studies named above through the staff directory: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/general/staff/

The studentship includes tuition, bench and writing up fees and a tax-free stipend at the RCUK rate (£14,553 per annum, 2017-2018 rate).

This studentship is only available for UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. All applicants must have a minimum of an upper second class UK honours degree, or equivalent, in Biochemistry, Animal Sciences or a related biological science.  An MSc degree in Biochemistry, Animal Sciences or related biological sciences, with a lower second class UK honours degree at BSc level is acceptable.  Applicants are also expected to have a good knowledge of poultry/animal physiology, biology, biochemistry and microbiology.  A good working knowledge of statistics and statistical analysis software is also required.  This project will give training and experience in practical methods of poultry feed evaluation and formulation.  Consequently, there would be good future job prospects in ths area within the UK and elsewhere.

A minimum level of competency in English is required. Applicants need to be classed as an overall IELTS grade 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.  Please see the following link with regard to English Language requirements:

http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/universty-life/international/english-language.cfm

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector. With over 3,000 students it is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects. Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. 

In 2014 the Times Higher Education Awards shortlisted the university for the prestigious title of University of the Year, putting Harper Adams in the top six universities in the country.  In the 2015 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards Harper Adams won the category for Outstanding International Strategy.  In the 2016 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards we won the award for Outstanding Marketing & Communications Team. 

In the 2016 Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, based on student reviews, Harper Adams took the title of University of the Year and won the Student Support and Job Prospects gold awards, plus silver and bronze in a further five categories. 

Harper Adams ranked second in the 2016 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.  In the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, the University was ranked 36th, the highest position yet achieved by a post-1992 university, and was awarded the title of Modern University of the Year.