Postdoc Researcher, Northern Ireland (deadline September 30)

 23rd Sep 2022

Postdoc Researcher on "Alternative housing systems for pigs"

Animal Welfare Unit, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Hillsborough, Northern Ireland

AFBI is currently looking for a post-doc researcher to work on a project on alternative housing systems for pigs (21 month contract, start date early 2023).

The post-doc will design, conduct and analyse two trials and create scientific and popular outputs based on the results. In the first trial pigs will be integrated into an agroforestry system, to study the effects of tree density on paddock quality and thus pig welfare and environmental impact. The second trial will focus on the effect of different bedding materials on pig welfare kept in intensive conditions.

The post-doc would work in the Animal Welfare Unit of AFBI’s Livestock Production Sciences Branch, with further support from the Monogastric Unit and the Agri-Environment Branch. The project sits within the larger project ONEWELPIG which is carried out in collaboration with Teagasc, Queen’s university Belfast and University College Dublin.

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