PHD Scholarship on “Targeting sustainable production through modelling lamb growth data in lowland sheep flocks”

Deadline: 24 March 2023 I. Background Ireland’s competitive advantage in lamb meat production is based on the efficient production and utilization of grazed pasture. One of the major constraints to achieving higher animal performance from pasture-based systems is the difficulty in achieving optimum growth rates from grazed grass only diets. The overall objective of the proposed project is to provide knowledge on the growth pattern of lowland lambs, building a model allowing for the

Post-Doctoral Scientist – Cellular biologist| International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Deadline: 18 March 2023  The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Fellow to undertake research aimed at determining the mechanism of tolerance to infection with T. parva.  These studies will complement the genomic analyses currently underway.  A greater understanding of the mechanism of tolerance may reveal new insights into how best to control or prevent East Coast fever. The main purpose of the job is to undertake research

Fully Funded Master’s Scholarship | Characterization of Non-Volatile Dietary Biomarkers in Forage, Feed, Meat.

Deadline: 31March 2023 I. Background Fresh and conserved pasture swards and other green forages contain carotenoids that cause yellow colour to develop in the fat of ruminants when such forages are eaten regularly. The main pigment responsible is β-carotene, and to a lesser extent lutein. Fat colour and carotenoids are prominent among a number of measurements, which can aid the authentication of dietary history of ruminant meat. The use of carotenoid pigments has become established m

DAAD-funded PhD research scholarship on: Agro-ecology among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa| he Right Livelihood College (RLC)

Deadline: 12 March 2023. The Right Livelihood College (RLC) offers a DAAD-funded PhD research scholarship on: Agro-ecology among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa: improving use efficiency and conserving natural ecosystems while enhancing smallholders’ livelihoods. The scholarship is funded for 3.5 years starting from August 1, 2023. It covers a Junior Researcher position at ZEF and respective costs for travel and research. In the first year, the candidate will participate in

Fully Funded PHD Scholarship on “Investigating the methane mitigation potential of LAB inoculated silages and direct-fed microbials”

Deadline: 27 February 2023 I. Background Methane originating from enteric fermentation in ruminants is the single largest source of anthropogenic agricultural emissions (approx. 60% of Irish and 76% of NZ agricultural emissions) and has a significant impact on global methane levels. The project will involve a multi-omics approach to determine key microbes and rumen fermentation pathways associated with a low residual methane emissions (RME) phenotype in beef cattle. The ability of exogeno

Post-Doctoral Scientist| livestock sector Policy analysis and engagement| International Livestock Research Institute

Deadline: 07 March 2023 The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a highly motivated and skilled Post-Doctoral Scientist - livestock sector Policy analysis and engagement to contribute to national and global level livestock sector economic and policy analysis. The position is at job level HG 16 and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. I. Key Responsibilities Support the development and implementation of national livestock master plans with policy and

Post-Doctoral Scientist-Value Chain Impact Assessment Modeler| International Livestock Research Institute

Deadline: 07 March 2023 The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a post-Doctoral scientist to apply system dynamics modeling techniques through the use of participatory processes that co-construct ex-ante impact assessment models of livestock value chains in an interdisciplinary team of social science and biosciences researchers.  The position is open to national and international applicants and will be based in Dakar, Senegal. Responsibil

Fully Funded Post graduate Scholarship| "Dairy Grassland Management At Low Chemical Nitrogen - Defining A Blueprint For Multispecies Swards For Agronomic And Environmental Benefits”

Deadline: 20 March 2023 I. Background The Irish dairy sector urgently needs to stabilize and reduce gaseous emissions whilst improving water quality and biodiversity levels. The research topic of this Scholarship aligns with Ireland’s Agri-Food Strategy 2030, targeting a climate-neutral food system by 2050, with verifiable progress achieved by 2030. Within intensively managed agricultural grasslands, recent results demonstrate important benefits of multi-species mixtures, which offe

Fully Funded Masters Scholarship On “Reducing Fertilizer Nitrogen Emissions In Field Using Nitrification And Urease Inhibitor Technologies”

Deadline: 10 April 2023   Background This is a call for a self-motivated, enthusiastic student to undertake a fully funded 2-year Research Masters project. You will investigate the potential of urease and nitrification inhibitors to reduce emissions from nitrogen and nitrogen plus sulphur fertilizers. This scholarship is funded by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine as part of a larger project focused on the efficacy and safety of inhibitors (Grant number 2021R477

PhD Position in Biology-Plant Pathology| Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Deadline: 17 March 2023 A PhD position in Biology is vacant at the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The department undertakes fundamental and applied research focused on interactions involving plants, pathogenic, symbiotic and saprotrophic fungi and other microorganisms and their role in forest and agricultural systems. Read more about SLU benefits HERE Description SLU is looking for a highly motivated in

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