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)