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Scholarship search | PhD Fellowship - Predictive modelling: Foods to optimise the ‘metabolic fingerprint’ of the gut microbiota

PhD Fellowship - Predictive modelling: Foods to optimise the ‘metabolic fingerprint’ of the gut microbiota

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November 13 2020 to December 7 2020
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$105,000 plus tuition fees | 3.5 years | One position

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Scholarship search | PhD Fellowship - Predictive modelling: Foods to optimise the ‘metabolic fingerprint’ of the gut microbiota

PhD Fellowship - Predictive modelling: Foods to optimise the ‘metabolic fingerprint’ of the gut microbiota

The research will be undertaken at the Riddet Institute and AgResearch Ltd in Palmerston North. The Riddet Institute is a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence hosted by Massey University and the student will be enrolled in the College of Science at Massey University.

This project is collaborative and involves researchers from AgResearch Ltd, Riddet Institute, University of Auckland and University of Otago. The project will complement clinical nutritional studies with infants undertaken at the University of Auckland.

The project is funded by the High Value Nutrition National Science Challenge

The ideal candidates must have:

  • Applicants should have a First-Class Honours or Second-Class Honours (Division I) MSc degree (or equivalent) or BSc degree with Honours (or equivalent) in an area of science (e.g. food science, nutrition, clinical nutrition and/or mathematical modelling).
  • Motivation and self-determination to complete a PhD within 3 to 3.5 years.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to learn and retain information, work independently and collaboratively, adapt to change, and plan, organise and implement projects in a timely manner; and
  • Demonstrated high ethical standards, diligence, integrity, professionalism, politeness and courteousness, and be able to effectively work in a diverse team across NZ.

Due to Covid-19 and the worldwide pandemic, we are currently only accepting applications from New Zealand Citizens, New Zealand Residents who are either residing in New Zealand or overseas OR applicants who hold a valid work visa and are currently living in New Zealand.

Application checklist

Please include the following with your application:

  • Cover letter (1-2 pages), explaining your interest and why you think you are suited to the position.
  • CV (summarising education, employment, scientific outputs, names of 3 references)
  • Copies of educational certificates and transcript of records.

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