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Lamb Quality Biomarker Scholarship

Closing Date: 7 September 2021
Value: $28,000
Region: All
Tertiary Institution: Lincoln University
Offered by: Lincoln University; AgResearch
Study Level: Postgraduate
Study Area: Red Meat & Wool, Science & Mathematics, Technology

Open to students who have completed at least a Bachelor's degree with Honours in data science, or biology with a strong emphasis on data analysis, who are interested in completing a Masters degree. 

The total value of the scholarship shall be a NZ$28,000pa stipend ($25,000 in fortnightly payments over one year and $3,000 on award of the Masters degree). Applicants must be eligible for an MSc (Biochemistry) by research at Lincoln University.

This scholarship is funded from the Catalyst programme "Identification, evaluation and detection of biomarkers for lamb meat quality." We are looking for someone who has completed at least a Bachelor's degree with Honours in data science, or biology with a strong emphasis on data analysis, to work on a project using cutting edge analytical technology to understand meat physiology. The project will use mass spectrometry fingerprinting to discover novel markers of meat quality, and the student will use tools such as R and Simca to build models to discover the meat quality markers. The skills gained will be highly transferrable for both industry and future research.