Fully Funded PhD Position in Agricultural Science, The University Of Queensland, Australia

Queensland ,Australia

  • Expires on: 03/30/2024
  • Description:Description This project will develop and evaluate a novel delivery mechanism for anti-methanogenic supplements in grazing livestock. The controlled intra-ruminal release of active-agents will provide a sustained slow-release dose removing the requirement for daily dietary dosing of livestock.It will involve both hands on work with cattle, measurement of emissions, and will include sampling of microbiome, bioinformatics and statistical analysis. Assessment at various life stages will be carried out to determine the optimal supplementation protocol to achieve maximum emissions reductions for the Australian beef industry.Benefits The scholarship includes:
    1. Living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (2023 rate), indexed aannually
    2. oYour ition fees covered
    3.  single overseas student health cover (OSHC).
    Selectioncriteria We take into account your
    • previous academic record
    • publication record
    • honours and awards
    • employment history.
    • A working knowledge of ruminant nutrition would be beneficial. 
    • You’ll demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of biology or agriculture and the potential for scholastic success.
    • A background or knowledge of methane mitigation or the Australian Beef Industry is highly desirable.
  • Fields
    • Agricultural Science
    • Biology
  • Qualifications
    • Master

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