PhD candidate project about Rabbit Welfare during transport

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 19 Nov 2023

19 Oct 2023
Job Information
Organisation/Company

IRTA
Department

Human Resources
Research Field

Medical sciences » Veterinary medicine
Biological sciences » Other
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Spain
Application Deadline

19 Nov 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

37.5
Offer Starting Date

19 Oct 2023
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

The research project is aimed at assessing welfare in fattening rabbits during transport to slaughter under different environmental conditions, space allowance and container height in order to propose animal welfare recommendations. Experimental studies will be conducted both under experimental and commercial conditions by collecting behavioural and physiological data.

- Collaboration in the design of the methodology and procedure of the experiments
- Collection of experimental data: environment, behaviour, blood samples, video image processing
- Data management and analysis
- Scientific writing
- Supervision of experimental development and provision of refinement or improvements
- Results dissemination
- Supervision of the students involved in these experiments


Requirements
Research Field
Medical sciences » Veterinary medicine
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Biological sciences » Other
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

a) A bachelor degree in veterinary medicine, agronomy, animal science, biology or similar.
b) To be in a position to access a doctoral programme according to the requirements of Catalan universities, i.e. accrediting between 60 and 120 ECTS credits at the official university master's degree level or equivalent.
- Not to have a previous PhD degree.
- Candidates who have been chosen for an interview with the Selection Committee, should bring –for the interview- a certified copy of the degree and/or master, as well as the academic record showing the marks of all subjects studied.


Specific Requirements

Desirable requirements
- Interest and experience in animal welfare
- Certificate of competence as researcher able to use animals in experimentation
- Basic knowledge in statistics
- Basic knowledge on ImageJ software or similars
- Driving licence and car


Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good

Research Field
Medical sciences » Veterinary medicineBiological sciences » Other
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
IRTA - Monells
Country
Spain
State/Province
Girona
City
Monells
Postal Code
17121
Street
Finca Camps i Armet

Where to apply
Website

https://www.irta.cat/en/work-at-irta/

Contact
State/Province

Barcelona
City

Caldes de Montbui
Website

https://www.irta.cat/en/
Street

Torre Marimon Crta. C-59, Km. 12,1
Postal Code

08140

STATUS: EXPIRED

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