PhD Studentship (three years) - Low Protein Diets for Dairy Cows Based on High Protein Forages

Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University (HAU) has the above research studentship available in the Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences Department. The project is funded by AHDB Dairy and the studentship will be supervised by Professor Liam Sinclair.

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, 3 November 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 Director of Studies 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).

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 or an MSc degree in Biochemistry, Animal Sciences or related biological sciences. Applicants are also expected to have a good knowledge of dairy cow nutrition/forages, biology, biochemistry and nutrition. A good working knowledge of statistics and statistical analysis software is also required. This project will give training and experience in practical methods of dairy cow feed evaluation and formulation. Consequently, there will be good future job prospects in this area within the UK and elsewhere.

A minimum level of competency in English is required. Where necessary, applicants need to be classed as an overall IELTS grade 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Please see the following link with regard to English Language requirements:

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