Doctoral Research Assistant – Dairy Cow Protein Nutrition, Wisconsin USA
A doctoral research assistant position is available at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA for a highly motivated student seeking PhD training in Dairy Science beginning in Fall 2017. The successful applicant will conduct research on dairy cow protein nutrition and the methods for improving and evaluating the efficiency of nitrogen utilisation.
Excess crude protein (CP) in the diets of dairy cows is excreted in the urine as urinary urea nitrogen (UUN). This source of N reduces the environmental sustainability of dairy farms because it can contribute to atmospheric ammonia and nitrous oxide emission and to nitrate contamination of waters. Avoiding excess CP in the ration of dairy cows may contribute to the economic and environmental sustainability of the dairy industry if milk production is maintained.
Applicants must have earned a MS degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field and a record of peer- reviewed publications.
Applications by 1 March 2017. For more information and how to apply click here