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Mitacs MSc Position

Posted by stephanie Rogers on June 22, 2022 in News

We are recruiting an MSc student for a project on a novel oilseed and its press cake as alternative calcium, energy, and protein sources for laying hens at the Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie University in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The project will involve investigating hens' production performance, nutrient digestibility, egg quality and culinary assessments, eggshell mineral content, egg yolk fatty acids, and gut microbiota.

Ideal candidates will have a BSc in animal science, Biovet Science, Food Science, some experience in handling poultry and be independent and highly motivated.

The project will be funded by Mitacs Accelerate fellowship with the support of Natures Crop International.

Start date: September 2022

Stipend: $25,000/year for 2 years

To apply: send a CV, unofficial transcript, contact information of 2 references and a sample of scientific writing to by June 30, 2022.