PhD studentships available in the Quadram Institute

4th October 2017

The Quadram Institute is offering a number of PhD studentships, to start in October 2018. This is an exciting time to have the opportunity to be at the forefront of a new era of food and health research.

Federico Bernuzzi, Postgraduate student at QI

Recent understanding of how food and our gut microbiome interact is creating a fundamental shift in the way we will understand and address the impact of food on health. The Quadram Institute has been established to be at the forefront of these new interfaces between food science, gut biology, human health and disease, capitalizing on the world class bioscience cluster on the Norwich Research Park.

The current studentships are offered through the BBSRC-funded Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership Programme. These DTP studentships are fully-funded for 4 years, and include a three month professional internship. All students are provided with a Personal Professional Development Plan to help develop your  research skills and prepare you for your future career, whether within academia or in other professions.

Closing date for applications is Monday November 27th 2017.

For funding and eligibility questions, please see the DTP website.


If you are interested in applying for any of these studentships, we encourage you to contact the supervisor by email.

For more information on the DTP studentships, please check out the DTP website: 

Jenna Helleur, postgraduate student at QI

Jenna Helleur, postgraduate student at QI

Why choose the Quadram Institute?

  • 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
  • You will become part of a community of over 3000 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 our close links and proximity to the University of East Anglia (UEA)
  • You can enjoy full access to joint courses at the University of East Anglia 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.

The Student Community

Quadram Student ForumThe Quadram Institute welcomes students from across the world, who form an active student community, holding regular events and functions, with a student-led forum that promotes and improves the student experience. In addition to academic study, we support students wanting to develop skills in other areas, such as entrepreneurship or science communication.

The Quadram Student Forum also provides support, mentoring, and a full range of student-led activities and events.

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