The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham has a dynamic, vibrant and highly stimulating teaching and research environment with an international blend of students and researchers who are committed to innovative learning and scientific discovery.
The following PhD studentships are available:
Barham Benevolent Foundation Scholarship in Dairy Herd Health at the University of Nottingham
The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham is the first new veterinary school in the UK for over 50 years. It is our intent to make significant leading contributions to both veterinary research and teaching within the context of valid relevance and application to the wider veterinary profession.
We would like to invite applications for a new post, a 3 year Scholarship, funded by the Barham Benevolent Foundation, in Dairy Herd Health. The student will be registered for a MVM programme which is designed to allow the Scholar to attain high levels of knowledge and skills in dairy herd health and will comprise involvement with the provision of herd health on commercial farms as well as a research project (topic; faecal shedding patterns of Streptococcus uberis).
The successful applicant will be integrated into a large Dairy Herd Health Group containing an enthusiastic team of specialist clinicians and internationally recognised researchers. The aims of the group are to develop and advance clinical excellence, undertake world class research and transfer knowledge to the industry to promote outstanding health and welfare in dairy cattle (www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/dairy-herd-health-group).
The successful candidate will have a drive to learn, apply and develop new herd health methods, learn quantitative skills and participate actively in the herd health team. Experience in dairy herd health is advantageous but a highly motivated recent graduate would be considered.
Applicants should hold a relevant degree in veterinary medicine and full membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and hold a valid driving licence. The Scholar will receive a tax free stipend of £21,000 pa and fees for Home/EU students will be paid. There are funding restrictions for non-EU students.
Applications will only be accepted through the University portal (https://pgapps.nottingham.ac.uk), and must include a full cover letter and CV. Any queries regarding the application process should be addressed to Tim Pank, Postgraduate Admissions Officer (email: postgrad-vet@Nottingham.ac.uk)
Potential applicants are invited to contact the supervisors, Prof Martin Green (0115 951 6438 or email@example.com) or Prof Jon Huxley (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 951 6429) for further information.
Applications close on 20th December 2013.