Thursday, April 15, 2021

Postdoctoral fellow within poultry nutrition

 

The Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year postdoctoral position related to optimizing the fibre content and structure of barley- and oats-based diets for broiler chickens. The postdoctoral position is part of the project ‘Increased SUStainability through a higher use of barley and oats in BROILer production (SUSBROIL)”, which is financed by the Norwegian Research Council in cooperation with Norwegian poultry industry.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for  carrying out broiler chicken experiments at NMBU to optimize fibre content and structure of barley- and oatsbased diets for gut functionality and performance. The aim is to improve the inclusion potential for these high-fibre cereals in broilers, while simultaneously contribute with fundamental knowledge with can have universal use in broiler nutrition, e.g. in relation to the optimal content of structural components in the diets.

Main tasks

The main tasks of the postdoc are:

Keep updated on literature related to the topic

Formulate diets and design processing parameters in accordance with hypotheses of the project

Plan and carry out multiple broiler experiments at NMBU

Oversee the development of chemical analyses and/or analysis work in accordance with hypotheses

Publish the results in peer-reviewed scientific journals 

The main purpose of the postdoctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions.

Competence

Required academic qualifications

A PhD in nutrition, preferably within poultry nutrition

Documented experience in planning and performing animal experiments and carrying out and analysing response data

Proven skills in writing and disseminating scientific findings in renowned peer-reviewed journals

Strong communication skills in English, written and spoken

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

Experience with feed processing and feed formulation

Experience with fibre-related work and/or nutritional quality of cereals

Experience in analysis of variance and other statistical analysis methods

Experience in chemical analysis related to nutritional components

To be successful, you will need:

Have strong analytical skills and an interest and talent for research and academic work

Have good collaborative skills and ability to work independently

To be an enthusiastic, motivated and curiosity-driven team-player

Excellent scientific writing skills

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