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Application open for 22 new PhD studentships at the IFR!

Applications are now open for 4 year PhD studentships at the Institute of Food Research to start in October 2015.
 

The PhD studentships, funded through the Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership, form an integral part of our research that addresses the fundamental relationships between food and health, food and the gut and the sustainability of the food chain in order to further the production of safe, healthy foods.

Projects being offered cover the whole range of IFR’s current research, from delivering a better understanding of gut bacteria through finding ways of tackling obesity. There are opportunities that involve tackling foodborne pathogens, making food and diets healthier, improving sustainability in the food chain and understanding what makes a healthy gut.

The full list of all advertised studentships and additional information on each can found here.

Doing a PhD at the IFR is an amazing opportunity and here are just some reasons for it:

  • You will join one of our small, dedicated research teams that are managed by supervisors with international reputations in their fields
  • You will be part of the enthusiastic, self-supporting student community at IFR
  • You will become part of a community of over 2,500 scientists working on the Norwich Research Park, a leading centre for research in food, health and the environment.
  • You will benefit from high standards of supervisory practice and mentoring for graduate students, which include IFR’s close links and proximity to the University of East Anglia (UEA)
  • You can enjoy full access to joint courses at UEA designed to develop generic professional skills
  • You will be working and studying in a great environment. The Norwich Research Park boasts 230 hectares of open parkland on the outskirts of the city of Norwich. Norwich itself is a vibrant city, with a superb quality of life, great entertainment, a unique mix of ancient and modern architecture, a top 10 UK shopping centre and good links to London and internationally, via the Norwich International Airport.