Predictive modelling: Foods to optimise the ‘metabolic fingerprint’ of the gut microbiota

The Riddet Institute in Palmerston North is seeking a second PhD candidate who is an enthusiastic learner and has demonstrated academic excellence across appropriate disciplines to undertake research on complementary feeding strategies in early and adult human life that support sustained health and wellbeing through modulation of the gut microbiome.

The 3.5-year scholarship includes an annual tax-free stipend of NZD$30,000, tuition fees, and consumables. It is open to candidates who are currently located in New Zealand only.

The research will be undertaken at the Riddet Institute and AgResearch Ltd in Palmerston North. The Riddet Institute is a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence hosted by Massey University and the student will be enrolled in the College of Science at Massey University.

The intended start date for the project is 1 February 2021, or as soon as possible after this date. The closing date for applications is 30 November 2020.

Read more about how to apply for this HVN-funded PhD Fellowship opportunity.