PhD opportunities for bioscience graduates

25th October 2012

The Institute of Food Research is offering a number of PhD projects through the new Norwich Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme which involves five world-class research institutions based on the Norwich Research Park.

This new PhD training programme is supported by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) who recognise Norwich as a major centre for biosciences research in the UK. We offer talented biosciences graduates an opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary research environment and join a vibrant student community.

With major advances in ‘omics and a wide range of new analytical techniques it is a particularly exciting time to set out on a career in biosciences research. The global challenges of the 21st century are enormous, and advances in the biosciences offer real opportunities to address topics such a food security, new sources of energy and development of sustainable sources for chemical products. It is against this background that the BBSRC has funded 14 new biosciences PhD programmes in the UK, of which the Norwich DTP is one.

For more information on the Norwich Biosciences Doctoral Training Programme, details of the current projects being offered, and more information on how to apply, please see:

The Norwich DTP is unique in bringing together the resources of five world-class research institutions on a single site – the Norwich Research Park. As a consequence, students joining the Norwich programme will have the opportunity, within a single programme, to pursue multidisciplinary research encompassing everything from atomic level structural studies, through computational and systems biology, to large scale crop field trials.

These new projects are funded under the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scheme, which was announced in January. The Norwich Biosciences DTP  is one of 14 across the UK and will eventually see over 600 PhD projects across the Norwich Research Park over a three year period, which also involve the John Innes Centre, the University of East Anglia, The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Genome Analysis Centre.