PhD Studentship (three years) - Understanding the Importance of Dietary Inositol for Poultry Production

Harper Adams University - Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences Department

Harper Adams University (HAU) has the above research studentship available in the Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences Department. The project is funded by AB Vista Feed Ingredients and Harper Adams University.

The studentship will be supervised by Dr Vasil Pirgozliev.

Applications should be made through the HAU website: where further details of the project can also be found. The deadline for uploading completed applications is 5 pm UK time on Friday, 6 October 2017.

Further information can be found on the HAU website at and on the research training provided and PhD progression requirements in the Postgraduate Research Students Handbook at:

For informal enquiries on general aspects of research degrees at HAU, applicants may contact Mrs Viv Slann, Research Students Administrator ( For informal enquiries on the project, applicants may contact the supervisors named above through the Staff Directory

The studentship includes tuition, bench and writing-up fees and a tax-free stipend at the RCUK rate (£14,553 per annum, 2017-2018 rate).

This studentship is only available only for UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements. All applicants must have a minimum of an upper second class UK honours degree, or equivalent, in Biochemistry, Animal Sciences or a related biological science. An MSc degree in Biochemistry, Animal Sciences or related biological sciences, with a lower second class UK honours degree at BSc level is acceptable. Applicants are also expected to have a good knowledge of poultry/animal physiology, biology, biochemistry and microbiology. A good knowledge of statistics and statistical analysis software is also required. This project will give training and experience in practical methods of poultry feed evaluation and formulation. Consequently, there would be good future job prospects in this area within the UK and elsewhere.

A minimum level of competency in English is required. Applicants need to be classed as an overall grade 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Please see

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