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New PhD studentship opportunities announced - apply now

Winners of the Institute's 2021 PhD event
The support and mentoring PhD students receive throughout their studies from their Institute supervisors and our Postgraduate Student Liaison Team ensures students achieve a high degree of intellectual freedom, whilst equipping students with the comprehensive range of scientific and transferable skills demanded of today's scientists.

New opportunities for PhD projects from the James Hutton Institute's annual competitive joint-studentship and EASTBIO DTP 3 programme are now being advertised on FindAPhD.com.

PhD projects are funded jointly between the Institute and participating universities and opportunities are offered from the Institute's science groups covering many aspects of Hutton science.

The James Hutton Institute values the important contribution students make to the development of Hutton scientific excellence and the expertise, talent and knowledge graduates bring to its research community. The Institute provides a research environment where technical and intellectual competency can flourish.

The support and mentoring PhD students receive throughout their studies from their Institute supervisors and our Postgraduate Student Liaison Team ensures students achieve a high degree of intellectual freedom, whilst equipping students with the comprehensive range of scientific and transferable skills demanded of today's scientists.

Cell and Molecular Sciences PhD Projects

  • Iron homeostasis in bacterial plant colonization and disease – Reading University
  • Structure-function analysis of a plant virus RNA transport protein – University of St Andrews
  • Can Soft fruit species engage with beneficial microorganisms and restrict oomycete pathogens? – Warwick University
  • EASTBIO - Role of effectors in determining host range of P. rubi and P. fragariae – University of Dundee
  • EASTBIO - Investigating the underlying molecular and cell biology of emerging disease threats to trees – University of Dundee

Ecological Sciences PhD Projects

  • Developing Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to discern the environmental and socio-economic impacts of cropping pulses, and pulse-based crop rotations – University of Coventry
  • Where have all the hares gone? Understanding species decline and to support species recovery in complex multistakeholder systems – Anglia Ruskin University
  • POSITIVE - evaluating Plant pOlyphenol effects on SoIl funcTional dIVErsity – Abertay University

Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences PhD Project

  • The impact of the Just Transition on sustainable rural development in Scotland – University of Highlands and Islands

Full details of the projects offered can be viewed on FindaPhD.comClosing date for applications is 7th January 2022.

Application forms can be obtained by emailing postgraduate@hutton.ac.uk.

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