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Scholarship search | PhD Fellowship - Systems biology: Complementary feeding to nourish infant health at weaning

PhD Fellowship - Systems biology: Complementary feeding to nourish infant health at weaning

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November 1 2020 to December 7 2020
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$105,000 plus tuition fees | 3.5 years | One position

Scholarship search | PhD Fellowship - Systems biology: Complementary feeding to nourish infant health at weaning

PhD Fellowship - Systems biology: Complementary feeding to nourish infant health at weaning

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 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.

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

The ideal candidate must 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. biochemistry, microbiology or clinical nutrition).
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving 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 community.

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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