University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship in piglet nutrition in Denmark 2022

The University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship in Denmark offers piglet nutrition in the 2022/2023 academic session

University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship

The major goal of this PhD research is to integrate information about gut metabolism and maturation, as well as muscle development in piglets throughout their early lives, in order to improve piglet survival and growth in big litters.

The effort is part of the Pig Levy Fund-funded project Tarm og muskel, Nringstoffer og Tilvkst TNT (Svineafgiftsfonden).

The study will include two piglet trials, one concentrating on maximizing nutrition and survival during the first few days of life and the other on gut maturation and muscle development, with numerous feeding regimens being tested against each other in a controlled research setting at UCPH.

Nutritional in vivo tests will be combined with laboratory evaluations of muscle fiber formation, growth, and gut maturation factors in this research.

Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at SUND will be:

  • Under supervision, doing an autonomous research project.
  • Obtaining 30 ECTS points by completing PhD courses or other similar education.
  • Participating in active research contexts, which may include a stay with a different research team.
  • gaining teaching or other sorts of distribution experience relevant to your PhD thesis
  • Publishing peer-reviewed scientific publications to teach and disseminate your expertise.
  • On the basis of your project, write a PhD thesis.

Worth of Award

  • The Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State have reached an agreement on salary, pension, and employment conditions.
  • The monthly income begins at about 27,800 DKK/roughly 3,700 EUR (October 2021 level) + pension, depending on seniority.

University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship Requirements

Applicants must possess credentials equivalent to a master’s degree in a subject area relevant to the research, such as animal science.

Please keep in mind that your master’s degree must be comparable to a master’s degree in Denmark (two years).

Other important criteria are:

  • The overall grade point average
  • Relevant professional credentials for the PhD project
  • Previously published works
  • Work experience that is relevant
  • Other professional endeavors
  • An inquisitive mindset with a keen interest in monogastric feeding
  • Danish and English are my native languages.
  • License to drive
  • Working in a small group is fun.

How to Apply for University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship 

By choosing ‘Apply now,’ you must submit your application online. The following PDF documents must be included in the application:

  • Motivational application letter (max. one page)
  • Education, experience, language abilities, and other qualifications relevant to the employees are all included on the CV (max. two pages)
  • If the Master of Science diploma and transcript of records were issued in a language other than English or Danish, a certified copy of the original diploma and transcript of records in the original language was required, together with an approved English translation.
  • A list of publications (if possible)

University of Copenhagen PhD Fellowship Deadline

Deadline: The application deadline is December 6th, 2021, 23.59 pm Central European Time.

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