PhD position/Graduate Research Assistantship in the area of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Application Deadline: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
 

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The Laboratory of Lung Inflammation, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University have opening for highly motivated PhD candidate/ Graduate Research Assistant to work on NIH-funded research project in the area of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

The position serve a great opportunity for doctoral training in the cutting-edge research techniques including transgenic mice, flow cytometry, imaging and omics. Suitable candidate must have a degree in veterinary medicine or biomedical sciences, strong research interest in molecular and translational biology, and immunology. Hands-on working experience with disease models in rodents are a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with previous research experience. International candidates must be fluent in English. To check the admission requirements of the program please visit

https://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/education/graduate-students/.

Applications, including (a) a cover letter, describing your experience, research and professional interests and career goals, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) unofficial transcripts and (d) contact information of three professional/academic references, should be sent in a single pdf file. Please send the application package directly to Dr. Amarjit Mishra (). The screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue until positions are filled. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.

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Real-time clinical decision support for individual pets; obesity and Diabetes (Liverpool). Part of SAVSNET Agile: responsive data intelligence for canine health.

Application Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2019

Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET) collects large volumes of anonymised health records from a sentinel network of UK veterinary practitioners in real-time (savsnet.co.uk). Recently, we have used these data to describe antibiotic prescription in veterinary practice, to look at the seasonality of important parasites like ticks and flystrike. We also publish surveillance reports regularly in the Veterinary record. Data is fed back to participants in the form of anonymised benchmarks.
With Dogs Trust support, we are now advertising three PhDs to join an exciting interdisciplinary project based in leading research groups. The aim of this project (SAVSNET-Agile) is to speed up the flow of meaningful research surveillance measures so that they can be actioned in a clinically relevant time frame to improve individual and population canine health. These interlinked PhDs are i) in rapid statistical analysis of large data streams for anomalies (University of Lancaster), ii) in providing rapid decision support to clinicians to help better manage chronic disease (Liverpool – this PhD) and iii) developing a novel national framework to respond effectively to significant events like outbreaks in dogs (Bristol / Animal Health Trust). These PhDs will work closely together and with the rest of the SAVSNET team including software development and machine learning capability.
Clinical records represent a huge un-tapped resource for modelling clinical outcomes associated with patient characteristics and clinical history. In this specific PhD, we will identify groups of patients that are obese or have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and using these we will develop computer and statistical techniques to identify patient phenotypes associated with these conditions. The models produced will be tested for their ability to predict clinical outcomes with a view to incorporating them into real-time clinical support.

The successful candidate will be based at the University of Liverpool Leahurst Campus but will also spend time in Liverpool and possibly Manchester University. The candidate will learn a range of statistical (primarily using R) and software skills (primarily using the Python programming language) required to identify relevant clinical records and automate annotation of these records for the key clinical features that will allow modelling and prediction of clinical outcomes of diabetes and obesity.

This project will allow a clinically or para-clinically trained applicant to acquire the technical skills required to apply their clinical knowledge to this exciting challenge. Alternatively, a computer science or statistics graduate will be able to hone their data-mining/modelling skills in a health informatics setting.

This exciting PhD will complement the work of the other PhDs at Lancaster and Bristol, the wider SAVSNET team and the Dogs Trust, to transform the way big data is used in veterinary practice, surveillance and research when confronted with important canine disease.
During the PhD, there will be regular meetings to link the work of the three PhDs into the wider SAVSNET team, and to the Dogs Trust,
As well as traditional research publications, the results of this degree will feed directly back to practitioners through existing benchmarking sites. This will ensure the results of this work are rapidly translated into best veterinary practice.
The three-year project will be based at the University of Liverpool Leahurst campus, and is expected to start around September 2019. A student stipend of up to £20,000 is available for this project. All necessary postgraduate fees will also be covered at a UK / European rate. International (none-EU) students are welcome to apply but must be able to fund the difference between UK/EU and international tuition fees.

For enquiries please contact:
Dr P-J.M.Noble ()
Professor A.J.German ()

When applying via: http://www.liverpool.ac.uk/savsnet. Please give the names and addresses of two people who have agreed to act as referees on your behalf and provide their references. Referees should not be related to you.

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Rapid response to anomaly detection: a national framework for dealing with canine disease outbreaks. Part of SAVSNET Agile: responsive data intelligence for canine health.

Bristol Veterinary School, University of Bristol
Application Deadline: Monday, July 01, 2019
Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The project:

The Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET) collects large volumes of anonymised health records from a sentinel network of UK veterinary practitioners in real-time (savsnet.co.uk).
With Dogs Trust support, we are now advertising three PhDs to join an exciting interdisciplinary project based in leading research groups. The aim of this project is to speed up the flow of meaningful research surveillance measures so that they can be actioned in a clinically relevant time frame to improve individual and population canine health.

How should stakeholders respond when a disease threat is detected in UK dogs, and who should lead this response? Currently, action (if any) is usually haphazard and subject to significant time lags. This Bristol / Animal Health Trust PhD project will create an action framework able to deal with identified endemic and emerging disease threats in the national canine population. The student will work closely with key national stakeholders to define priorities for disease surveillance and pathways to potential “ownership” of diseases. The response framework will initially review the previous response of AHT to characterise Seasonal Canine Illness and will be further validated using Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy as a case study.

The PhD student will gain expertise on qualitative and quantitative epidemiology including disease surveillance, and on data science. The student will also learn to build statistical models and use R language.

This three-year studentship will be mainly based in Langford Campus of the Bristol Veterinary School, but will spend periods at AHT, near Newmarket, Suffolk, and is expected to start around September 2019.
During the PhD there will be regular meetings to link the work of the three PhDs into the wider SAVSNET team, and to the Dogs Trust.

How to apply:

When applying via: http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select ‘Faculty of Health Sciences’ and then ‘Veterinary Sciences_(PhD)’ on the Programme Choice page and enter details of the studentship when prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form
Please give the names and addresses of two people who have agreed to act as referees on your behalf and provide their references. Referees should not be related to you.

Candidate requirements:

We welcome applications from outstanding and motivated students with an undergraduate degree (2i or higher) in veterinary science or other related area. The candidate should have understanding of epidemiological principles relating to disease surveillance, enthusiasm for data science and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This PhD is particularly suited for those with an interest in mixed approaches to epidemiology wanting to implement health policy change. Standard University of Bristol eligibility rules apply. Please visit http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/2018/health-sciences/phd-veterinary-sciences for more information.

Contacts:

Dr Fernando Sánchez-Vizcaíno ()

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Doctoral Studentship (PhD): Declining Male Fertility: Investigations of plausible environmental risk factors in the Racehorse Breeding Stallion

Hartpury University

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Gloucester
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £13,000 per annum (stipend)
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 9th May 2019
Closes: 7th June 2019
Placed On: 9th May 2019
Closes: 7th June 2019

The aim of this studentship is to assess the fertility potential of breeding stallions and explore a possible environmental aetiology. We aim to assess whether the management practices of the breeding stallion are a potential cause for reproductive perturbations. This body of research shall investigate if chemicals are present amongst a variety of samples associated with management of the thoroughbred breeding stallion. In addition, where possible, the genomic and non-genomic effects of any investigated chemicals shall be tested on endocrine and sperm function in vitro. These data shall provide a putative understanding of the future fertility potential of the breeding stallion.

For more information and for an initial discussion please contact Dr Rebecca Sumner rebecca.sumner@hartpury.ac.uk

Description of studentship:

Hartpury is pleased to be offering three fully funded studentship to start on 1 October 2019. This studentship will be based in the Equine Performance Research Arena at University Centre, Hartpury. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to become part of new Postgraduate Community in an idyllic rural setting, with world leading facilities undertaking impactful and cutting-edge practice-based and industry related research. University of the West of England is the awarding body for this degree.
Studentships comprise tuition fees at home / EU rates and a stipend of GBP 13k per year tenable for 3 years. Alongside their research projects, successful candidates will be asked (as a condition of their stipend) to deliver up to 7 hours per week teaching or research support within the department in which the PhD is hosted.

PhD Studentship Selection Criteria:

The following criteria will be taken into account when considering applications:

  • The strength of your professional and academic profile, as demonstrated through previous study and/or professional experience
  • The quality, invention and viability of ideas relating to the research project you are applying for
  • The contribution you are able to make to the Hartpury research community and your host department, in terms of both research and teaching

Candidates should also be aware of the following:

The normal expectation is that applicants will hold at least a 2:1 or a Masters qualification from a UK university or a degree of comparable standing from a university outside the UK. The candidate’s degree relevant to the studentship should demonstrate their potential for practice-led research or alternative evidence of research aptitude.

Applicants whose first language is not English require a recognised English language qualification. The minimum entry requirement is GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS score 7.0 or TOEFL score 600 (or demonstrable equivalent).

Applying for a PhD studentship

To apply for a PhD studentship you must send the following documents to Human.Resources@hartpury.ac.uk:

  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the studentship
  • A recent piece of critical writing you have completed (max 3000 words)

If English is not your first language, certification of English language qualification

Applications that do not arrive by Midnight (UK time) on Friday 7 June will not be considered.

If your application is selected. You will be invited for interview on Wednesday 19 June. All applicants must ensure their availability on this date.

Key dates

  • 7 June 2019: Deadline for submission of applications
  • 14 June 2019: Interview invitations sent to shortlisted candidates*
  • 19 June 2019: Interviews at Hartpury
  • 28 June 2019: Studentships announced
  • 5 July 2019: Deadline for accepting studentship
  • 1 October 2019: Studentship begins

* Please note that by submitting an application you are confirming your availability to interview on 19 June.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Hartpury values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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PhD position in a project about weight carrying ability in Icelandic horses – Phd student, research subject

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Ref SLU ua 2019.2.5.1-2126

Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry

The Department of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry conducts research and education on the structure and function of animals. We work primarily with food producing animals, sports- and companion animals and research animals, but also insects, spiders and wildlife. Our teaching on bachelor- and master levels in anatomy, histology, physiology and biochemistry is pursued mainly within SLU’s veterinary programme and bachelor and master programmes in animal science, but also in independent courses. Our research and doctoral education span over several topics including the molecular and cellular mechanisms of animals to the structure and function of the whole animal, and how animals are affected by physical work, production stress, diseases, husbandry and environmental factors. The department is located in VHC and have around 50 employees.

Description:

The Icelandic horse is popular and can be found in more than 30 countries. Compared to other breeds commonly ridden by adults, it is small and there has been a discussion regarding how much weight this horse can carry. However, the knowledge is limited and scientific studies are scarce. There is therefore a need to increase the knowledge. The aim of this project is to develop a system based on an exercise test and physiological and anatomical data that can accurately describe a horse’s current weight carrying ability. This knowledge can be used by tourist companies, riding schools and also as an objective description when horses are for sale. The project is a collaboration between SLU and Hólar University College on Iceland.

Duties:

To perform PhD studies and together with the research group and supervisors plan, collect, analyse, prepare, write and present data from the studies performed. The PhD shall participate in teaching and contribute to the development of the department, the faculty and the university. Substantial parts of the practical research will be performed at Hólar University College on Iceland. Communication with the horse industry may also be relevant.

Qualifications:

The applicant shall have a master degree in animal science, veterinary medicine, animal agronomy or equivalent. The applicant shall have documented experience of handling of horses. Experience of scientific or practical work with relevance for the area or industry is desired. The applicant shall be skilled in working in a team as well as independently. Good knowledge in written and spoken English is required. The applicant shall be prepared to learn Swedish. Personal qualities are of high importance as well as references.

Place of work:

SLU Uppsala, Sweden and Hólar University College, Iceland.

Forms for funding or employment:

The position is 100 % for 4 years

Starting date:

According to agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-06-27, use the button below.

The application shall not be not more than one page (A4), in addition to CV and authenticated merits.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dissertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your apssport with your personal data and phograghy.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

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SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Anna Jansson

professor

018-672106

fornamn.efternamn@slu.se

Carl-Gustaf Thulin

prefekt

070-5645358

fornamn.efternamn@slu.se

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