Five PhD Studentships- Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI)

Five PhD Studentships- Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI)

Value of award

100% tuition fees at UK/EU rate plus an annual stipend of £14,296. Successful non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

Start date, duration and application closing date

Projects start in September 2016 for 3 years. Closing date for applications is Midnight on 15th July 2016 (BST). Interviews will take place during July 2016.

Overview

Ten project topics are based on the Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation’s current research themes. The studentships will be awarded to the 5 projects that attract the best applicants. Go to http://www.ncl.ac.uk/iafri/learning/opportunities/ to find detailed descriptions of each project and contact details of supervisors. Students will be based at Newcastle University or Fera Science in York.

1. Foodborne disease risk mitigation interventions in the domestic environment – An Interdisciplinary Analysis
2. Better use of molluscicide pellets for improved management of slugs
3. Monitoring within-field variability in crop health with unmanned aerial vehicles
4. Determination of glucosinolates and other phytochemicals and their relevant metabolites in vegetables and human tissues
5. Elucidating the biochemical pathways of Vitamin A absorption in individuals with environmental enteric dysfunction
6. Bioefficacy and consumer acceptance of vitamin D enriched eggs for human health
7. Metabolomic profile of preimplantation embryos exposed in vitro to bacterial lipopolysaccharide
8. Modulating plant immunity using cryptic viruses
9. Developing methodologies to understand the degradation and adsorption of macromolecule biopesticides in soil
10. Tuber yield response and its interaction with source, site and acclimatisation

Eligibility Criteria

You must have, or expect to achieve, a first-class or upper-second-class honours degree (Bachelor of Science) in a relevant subject or international equivalent. This award is available to UK/EU and non-EU international candidates, although non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

How to apply

Specifically attach a covering letter and CV, as well as degree transcripts, certificates and a copy of your English language qualifications if required. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote reference code AG032 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project. Please email covering letter and CV to steven.hall@newcastle.ac.uk

Contact

For further details contact: Steven Hall, +44 (0) 191 208 7962