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

PhD Studentship Project

Assessing the plant health risk of newly discovered viruses from niche tuber crops

To learn more about our PhD Studentship project click here.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter stating the application reference number in the title of your email to either Adrian Fox at Adrian.Fox@fera.co.uk or Neil Boonham Neil.Boonham@newcastle.ac.uk    

PhD start date: January 2021

Closing date for applications: Monday 7th December 2020

Interview date: w/b Monday 14th December 2020


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

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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