The University of Queensland (UQ) is seeking expressions of interest for a PhD Scholarship in the field of pig nutrition and digestive physiology. The candidate will become a key contributor to develop an exciting project based on promoting early feed intake and gastrointestinal development in piglets by enhancing the natural maternal bonds between sow and piglets, and other innate physiological mechanisms.
The main aim of the project is to increase the resilience of piglets by promoting gut health early in life, hence reducing the reliance on antibiotic treatments. The project is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) through the ARC-Linkage program, and is based on a multi-institutional collaborative research program that will involve leading research groups at The Universities of Queensland and Melbourne, and National and International partner organizations including the Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd. (APRIL), leading Australian pork producers, and global leaders in feed additives.
The candidate will be based at The University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus). For more information, please visit www.scholarships.uq.edu.au/scholarship/phd-scholarship-how-make-antibiotics-pig-feed-redundant-naturally