BBSRC: Bioprocessing Research Industry Club Doctoral Programme
This programme provides a PhD programme that includes structured training in bioprocessing that exposes students to industrial practices and needs. The aim is to teach students skills including: understanding of the challenges facing industry in the bioprocessing sector; a knowledge of industrial research practices; improved business skills including team working, leadership, project-management and communication; and awareness of how industry and academia can successfully engage with each other.
The student will be expected to undertake an industrial placement of a minimum of 3 months and up to a maximum of 18 months. Due to this, it is expected that the Doctorate will take up to four years to complete.
The Research Project for each BRIC Doctorate must be within the following priority areas:
• Bioprocessing research challenges for protein products and their host cell producers
• High-throughput bioprocess development
• Effective modelling of whole bioprocesses
• Robust and effective analytics for bioprocessing
• Bioprocessing research for cellular products
Funding: Funding is available for 10 four-year studentships, commencing in the 2013-14 academic year.
Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by academic supervisors at eligible UK universities or research institutes. The programme must be based within the remit of BRIC and substantially within the remit of BBSRC. Each studentship must be sponsored by an industry member of BRIC that will provide an industrial supervisor who will help the student to improve their understanding of industry. Therefore, applications must include an industrial partner who is a current industry member of BRIC.
Deadline: 11 October 2012 (16:00)