PhD candidate on fat by-products in animal feeding

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Santa Coloma De Gramenet, CATALUNA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Aug 2021

Research tecnician (6 months) + PhD Position for 3-4 years provided the fellow is granted in one of the competitive calls from the Spanish Ministry or the Generalitat de Catalunya. 

The PhD will be a part of the MCBYFATS project funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades from Spain. It is a coordinated project with the Veterinary Faculty of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. The objective will be to study the utilization of fat by-products rich in medium chain fatty acids for feeding monogastric animals (hens, broilers and fish) with a special attention on the effects on intestinal inflammation and on the composition and quality of the foods obtained from them (egg, meat and fish fillet). 

The tasks will include: 

- Literature review

-Evaluation of the intestinal barrier function by cell culture experiments

-Chemical Analysis of samples by general techniques, GC-FID, GC-Ms and HPLC-FLD. 

-Statistical evaluation of data by univariate and omic techniques

- Presentation of results in international conferences and writting of scientific articles

-Possibility of research stays in foreign institutions

Work place location:

Food Campus - Universitat de Barcelona. Av Prat de la Riba, 171. 08921 Santa Coloma de Gramenet (80% of the PhD)

-Faculty of Pharmacy - Universitat de Barcelona. Av Joan XXIII, 27-31. 08028 Barcelona (20% of the PhD)

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