Post Graduate Research

Through our long term research commitment to deliver innovation across strategically important industry sectors, Fera offer a range of PhD studentships to grow the specialist skills base required within the agrifood sector.

Post Graduate Research

Fera founded the Institute for Agri-Food and Innovation (IAFRI) with Newcastle University to house targeted post graduate research programmes. World-leading research activities at IAFRI made relevant by industry experts enables Fera to develop extensive new solutions, techniques, skills and best practices in agrifood and environment. Fera Science Ltd has an excellent and long-standing track record of supporting PhD studentships.

PhD studentships at Fera are a fantastic opportunity if you are ambitious, eager for a challenge and want to push yourself to new heights with a career in industry. They provide the opportunity to gain the skills and the confidence you need to progress within in your career.

Working with our extensive network of academic partners, Fera have an excellent record of supporting PhD students and offer a range of studentships to grow the specialist skills base required.

Achieving your PhD with Fera will provide you with a real insight in scientific research from the industry perspective.

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"Doing my PhD at Fera has been a real insight into scientific research from the industry perspective. I enjoy that everyone here is working towards the goal of advancing science, it makes me feel part of a community."

Emma Chapelhow, PhD Student 

Hear more from our PhD students

Please click the links below to view each PhD studentship project. For more details on how to apply then please click here. 

  • Targeting biological control applications using automated spore sampling and disease forecasting
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  • Can organic substrates from insect bioconversion systems provide sustainable crop nutrition and protection?
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  • Combatting pesticide resistance
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  • Developing next-generation multiplexed assays for in-field monitoring of crop pests and physiological status
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  • Big data based Early Warning Systems for biosecurity and food safety: challenges and economic value
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  • Growing systems for sustainable soils and societies
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  • Development of Agri-diagnostic techniques for early detection of below ground crop diseases using integrated sensing approaches
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  • Hedgerow and field margin monitoring technologies: value and acceptability for agri-environment payments
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IAFRI PhDs focus on three core research themes:

Functional foods

Diagnostics and decisions systems for agriculture

Risk management tools for the agri-food industry

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