PhD - insects as feed for poultry
We are looking for a talented PhD candidate in the field of insects as feed, animal health, animal welfare and nutrition. As a PhD candidate, you will …
- Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
We are looking for a talented PhD candidate in the field of insects as feed, animal health, animal welfare and nutrition. As a PhD candidate, you will investigate the effects of nutritional properties of fly larvae and insect bioactive compounds on poultry (broilers as well as laying hens) health and welfare. You will investigate physical formulation aspects and attractiveness to poultry. Performance, product quality parameters, and blood parameters related to poultry health will be evaluated as well as behavioural assessments.
You are enthusiastic, proactive, like to work in a multidisciplinary team and have excellent communication skills. You hold an MSc degree in Biology or Animal Sciences with a specialization in Animal Behaviour, Animal Nutrition or similar. We look for experience in animal nutrition, behavioural studies and statistical analyses of complex datasets. You are curiosity driven and passionate about fundamental research in the context of working towards sustainable food and feed production.
We expect the candidate to be proficient in the English language. This position requires an excellent English language proficiency (a mininum of CEFR C1 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page. Our PhD students are encouraged to supervise MSc thesis students when such opportunities arise and you will be involved in some teaching activities.
ConditionsWe offer a full-time position (38 hours), initially for 1 year after which a go/no go decision will be taken on extension with another three years. Gross salary per month € 2325,- in the first year rising to € 2972,- per month in the fourth year, for a fulltime appointment. The candidate will be based at the Laboratory of Entomology in Wageningen.
Additional informationInformation on the research: Dr. Teun Veldkamp, firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof. Marcel Dicke email@example.com
Information on the selection procedure: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can apply up and until 23 September 2019
For this position you can only apply on line: www.wageningenur.nl/career
Don't email your application directly to the people mentioned above but use the website to apply.