Postdoctoral Research Associate in Poultry Nutrition and Production

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Poultry Nutrition and Production


Job Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Poultry Nutrition and Production

Company: The University of Sydney

Expected salary: $105350 – 112462 per year

Location: Brownlow Hill, NSW

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Poultry Nutrition and Production Job Details:


2 x full time, 2 year fixed term positions. Located on the Camden Campus at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES)

Opportunity to join a cutting-edge research team at the forefront of poultry nutrition, collaborating with multiple research institutions and Australian and international industry partners

Base Salary, Level A $105,350 – $112,462 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The is currently seeking two Postdoctoral Research Associates in Poultry Nutrition and Production to work on a project enhancing sustainable poultry production by utilizing Australian feed ingredients. This project is a collaboration between Poultry Research Foundation and multiple government, industry and university partners. The industry challenge is to develop cost-effective feed solutions for our industries with enhanced welfare and sustainability outcomes.

In this role, you will work closely with Australian producers to find solutions to enhance sustainable poultry production. Your key responsibilities will be to:

independently communicate with industry stakeholders to co-design research proposals

conduct high quality poultry feeding studies with good animal husbandry practice

liaise with the farm and lab technical team for growth experiments in the chicken facility

perform food/feed chemistry analyses to evaluate nutrient utilization and metabolism

communicate with industry stakeholders to transform research outcomes

provide analysis of feed conversion efficiency, growth metabolism and welfare

take a lead role in the production of manuscripts and reports

contribute to the supervision of graduate research students as directed.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for two Postdoctoral Research Associates in Poultry Nutrition and Production who has:

a PhD in poultry sciences, such as poultry nutrition, production, avian or mono-gastric physiology, immunology

a proven track record of publications as the lead author and demonstrates excellence in conducting original research and scholarly endeavors

strong statistical skills for experimental design, data analysis and interpretation

a good understanding of data management and statistical analyses

experience in project management and grant applications

proficient written, oral and interpersonal communication and time management skills and is an enthusiastic and collaborative team member

familiarity with ethical considerations and a willingness to work with animals, primarily poultry.

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