6 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. Please visit the CTP Fruit Crop Research website (www.ctp-fcr.org) for the outline of research approach for each topic. 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.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/studentship-eligibility-pdf/), 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 26 March 2018.

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