Biochemistry, Physical Characteristics and Ammonia Emissions of Livestock Manure Pads PhD Scholarship

PhD or Masters Scholarship

School of Environmental and Rural Science

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.

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.

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 are desirable. Knowledge of ruminant biology is desirable.

To apply, please email a letter of application and a curriculum vitae showing your suitability for this position to Dr Fran Cowley.

Applications close on 30 June 2019.

Please see the scholarship terms and conditions for more details.

For further information, please contact the following staff:

Dr Janelle Wilkes

Senior Lecturer

School of Environmental and Rural Science


Phone: 02 6773 2025

Dr Fran Cowley

Senior Lecturer in Livestock Production

School of Environmental and Rural Science


Phone: 02 6773 6164