[United Kingdom] PhD Studentship at School of Biology, Newcastle University

Name: 
PhD Studentship at School of Biology, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Host (Institutions): 
School of Biology, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Type: 
Studentship
Field of Study: 

Use of gaseous ozone to prevent microbial post-harvest spoilage and reduce pesticide residue levels

Award: 

£20,050 per annum

Grade: 
PhD, Doctoral

This three-year PhD will examine the potential use of ozone gas exposure to reduce microbial populations and spoilage of a variety of fresh produce types (mainly lettuce, herbs, carrots). The first stages of the project will involve optimisation of ozone exposure regimes that reduce microbial populations and spoilage but that do not affect produce quality. This will involve a combination of plant biology, microbiology and biochemistry.

Eligibility:

  • You are required to have a good 2i degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
  • You should have some relevant research experience (e.g. from an undergraduate research project), be willing to travel and work away from Newcastle.

How to Apply

You must apply through the University's online postgraduate application form inserting the reference number bi008 and select 'PhD School of Biology (full time)' as the programme of study. Only mandatory fields need to be completed (no personal research statement or research proposal is required) and a covering letter, CV and (if English is not your first language) a copy of your English language qualifications must be attached. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the reference number bi008 and state how your interests and experience relate to the project

Study in: 
School of Biology, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Deadline: 
July 15th 2011
Scholarships: 
Region: 

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