PhD Studentships at the Quadram Institute

10th October 2018

Applications for these studentships are now closed.

To find out about any current PhD oppurtunities see

Ten fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the Quadram Institute are now available, through the Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Programme.

This is an exciting time to have the opportunity to be at the forefront of a new era of food and health research. The Quadram Institute has been established to be at the forefront of new interfaces between food science, gut biology, human health and disease, capitalising on the world class bioscience cluster on the Norwich Research Park.

Our PhD studentships cover microbiology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, immunology, molecular and cellular biology and genomics. Reflecting our interdisciplinary approach, you will enhance your skills and develop new ones, and have the opportunity to work inindustry and other related organisations, providing you with a perfect springboard to a future career.

By embarking on a PhD studentship in the Quadram Institute, you will become a key member of one of our research groups, which are led by scientists with international reputations in their fields. You will be working in a brand new, state-of-the-art building, designed to maximise the impact of the interdisciplinary research groups on food and health. You will become part of a community of 3,000 bioscientists working on the Norwich Research Park. High standards of student supervision and mentoring are provided by partnership with the University of East Anglia, which also gives you full access to the student experience. Further support comes internally from the Quadram Student Forum, a student-led organisation that provides support, mentoring, and a range of activities and events.

Find out more about studying for a PhD studentship with the Quadram Institute.

The Norwich Research Park Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership is a PhD programme involving the John Innes Centre, the University of East Anglia, the Quadram Institute Bioscience, The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Earlham Institute. 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.

In our DTP programme students pursue a single research project which occupies the great majority of the four year degree. In addition all DTP students are required to spend three months during their degree undertaking a professional internship;working in a professional environment on a topic that does not directly relate to their PhD project. All students will also be required to pursue the UEA Personal Professional Development (PPD) programme. Both the internship and the PPD programme are aimed at developing the necessary skills to become an effective researcher and making a successful transition into a future career, whether within academia or in other professions.

Current PhD opportunities are listed below. Applications close 26th November 2018.



Related Targets

Targeting liver disease

Liver/lipid disease

Targeting the understanding of the microbiome

Understanding the Microbiome

Targeting food safety

Food Safety

Targeting cancer


Targeting Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Targeting Future Foods

Future Foods

Targeting food composition

Food Composition

Related Research Groups

Hall Group

Lindsay Hall

Hazard group

Brittany Hazard

Cat Edwards Group

Cathrina Edwards

Kingsley group

Rob Kingsley

Berazza group

Naiara Beraza

Related Research Areas

Research area: Food innovation

Food Innovation and Health

Research area: microbes and health

Gut Microbes & Health

Targeting microbes in the food chain

Microbes in the Food Chain