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.
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.
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.
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
According to agreement.
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/
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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.
SLU is an equal opportunity employer.
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