Effects of Ammonia in Livestock Research Scholarship

Project information

An exciting opportunity exists for a student to join a team of experienced ruminant researchers in the School of Environmental and Rural Science at the University of New England (UNE). We are looking for a highly motivated PhD or Research Masters student with a background in animal science, biochemistry or chemical engineering or related fields for a 2-year Masters of Science, 2-year Masters of Rural Science or a 3-year PhD project.

The project will:

  • investigate the environmental conditions which predict ammonia emissions from manure pads of confined sheep and cattle, and
  • investigate the deterioration of the physical structure of the manure pad

Scholarship Information

The project will contribute to improving the welfare of sea-transported sheep and cattle. The scholarship is funded by the University of New England (UNE), in Armidale, NSW Australia, and will receive additional operating funding from Meat and Livestock Australia, Livecorp and the Australian Government. This scholarship is available to domestic applicants only.

In addition to an annual stipend of $27,082, funding for project expenses will be made available to support the successful completion of the PhD or masters project.

How To Apply

Applicants must meet UNE’s admission requirements for a PhD program. Please see the entry requirements. Applicants must submit a candidature application if they wish to apply for a scholarship. For more information on submitting a candidature application please see our how to apply/enrol webpage.

To apply for the scholarship please review the relevant application guidelines and complete the application form:

Scholarship and candidature applications can be submitted through AskUNE.

Additional information

The candidate must display a capacity to work both independently and as part of a team. The applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English. An ability to conduct animal house research, and laboratory analyses, including in vitro analyses is essential. Knowledge of statistics and the ability to use R software are desirable. Knowledge of ruminant biology is desirable.

Enquiries may be directed to:

Dr Janelle Wilkes

Senior Lectuer

School of Environmental and Rural Science

Email: jwilkes@une.edu.au

Phone: 02 6773 2025

Dr Fran Cowley

Senior Lecturer in Livestock Production

School of Environmental and Rural Science

Email: fcowley@une.edu.au

Phone: 02 6773 6164