Description:The research associate will be responsible for conducting on-farm and laboratory experiments, to investigate the efficacy of different plant nutraceutical blends to improve feed efficiency and gut health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project will involve generation and interpretation of multi-omics data (genomics, metabolomics, microbiomics and proteomics) so knowledge of big data analytics is important. The research associate will be involved in the collection of fecal and ruminal samples from beef cattle and dairy cows, and performing downstream laboratory analyses on the samples.The incumbent will be using various nutritional evaluation techniques – in vitro batch culture, in situ and RUSITEC techniques.
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