Current PhD Opportunities

BBSRC CTP four-year studentships for October 2018

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC ) have awarded a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) grant to a consortium led by Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and NIAB EMR. The Collaborative Training Partnership for Fruit Crop Research (www.ctp-fcr.org) focuses on research and development on important fruit crops in the UK.  There are six four-year PhD studentships available to start from October 2018.  These topics are:

Novel ways of managing tree crop fungal diseases – using precision diagnostic technologies to tailor disease management strategies
Ref: CTP_FCR_2018_1

Realising increased photosynthetic efficiency to increase strawberry yields
Ref: CTP_FCR_2018_2

Making genotyping cheaper and easier
Ref: CTP_FCR_2018_3

Fruit flies and fatal fungi: exploring interactions between entomopathogens and Spotted Wing Drosophila
Ref: CTP_FCR_2018_4

Investigating durable resistance to Phytophthora cactorum in strawberry and apple
Ref: CTP_FCR_2018_5

Understand soil resilience to improve tree health
Ref: CTP_FCR_2018_6

Although the usual ‘BBSRC residence eligibility criteria” apply to the three studentships (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/news/terms-and-conditions-of-research-council-training-grants/), we will consider applicants from other jurisdictions under exceptional circumstances. Anyone interested should send your application (CV, cover letter, personal statement and two names for reference) to  recruitment@emr.ac.uk, citing the project reference. Application deadline is 13 April 2018.