PhD position, Netherlands/Ireland (deadline July 23)

 6th Jul 2021

Teagasc PhD Walsh scholarship opportunity

Animal Production Systems, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Teagasc Moorepark, Cork, Ireland


The aim of this project is to investigate strategies that will improve the welfare of calves undergoing long-distance transportation. This will include investigating the effects of pre-transportation diet and identification of strategies to improve the resilience of calves during transportation. The successful PhD candidate will work as part of a collaborative team, which includes internationally renowned experts in the field of animal welfare, and will have access to some of the best (experimental) facilities for grass-based and confinement dairy systems research. The student will have the opportunity to develop his/her skills in a broad range of areas, including animal welfare assessment, data management and analysis, writing and publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers, and networking with experts in the field. The student will also have the opportunity to attend and present research findings at (inter)national conferences. This position will allow the candidate the opportunity to work at Ireland’s leading agricultural research organisation, attain a PhD from one of the top-ranked Universities in the world, to gain a skillset and qualification that will equip them for a wide variety of future careers, and to significantly contribute to the improvement of calf welfare.

For informal enquires and further information regarding the position, please contact:
Dr. Eddie Bokkers (
Dr. Kees Van Reenen (

Deadline: July 23, 2021


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