6 PhD Studentships: IAFRI, UK

Newcastle University
Study in:UK
Deadline: 31 March 2018

Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI) at Newcastle University invites applications for 6 PhD Studentships. The projects are funded by IAFRI (A joint venture between Fera Science Ltd and Newcastle University).

Studentship Value:
  • 100% tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of £14,553
  • non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees

Start date: September 2018

Duration: 3 years

Research areas (10 projects):

  • Environmental fate of molluscicides – challenging the current risk assessment approach
  • Packaging with nanomaterials from agri-food by-products for shelf life extension of food and feed
  • Developing DNA-metabarcoding technologies for the nationwide surveillance of pest and beneficial insects
  • Modular, cell-free synthetic gene networks to enable rapid deployment of infield diagnostics for plant health monitoring
  • Druggability assessment of juvenile hormone receptor PAS-B domain for development of next generation insecticides
  • Development of a detection system for bioinoculants based on “in situ” metatranscriptomics
  • Exploring receptor divergence between honey bees and mites to target future treatments
  • Smart Labels for Intelligent Packaging
  • Characterisation and Performance Of Insect Chitin And Chitosan
  • Diatom Recording Using Metabarcoding (DRUM)

Location: Newcastle University or Fera Science Ltd in York


  • Applicant must have, or expect to achieve, a first-class or upper-second-class honours degree in a relevant subject or international equivalent.
  • The studentships are available to UK/EU and International candidates.
  • If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.

How to apply:

  • Apply online (programme code 8010F) and include the following information:
  • Covering letter (letter must state the title of the project (eg Project 10 – Diatom Recording Using Metabarcoding (DRUM)) , quote reference code nes003 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project)
  • CV
  • Degree transcripts and certificates
  • Copy of English language qualifications
  • The covering letter and CV must also be sent to Mr Steven Hall (e-mail to steven.hall@newcastle.ac.uk)

Note: it is recommended that students apply for a maximum of TWO projects.

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Newcastle University
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country UK
Subject areas Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics
Fellowship amount Fully funded for UK/EU students and partially funded for International students
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 March 2018

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