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BBSRC Studentship

BBSRC Studentship

The Retail Institute within the Faculty of Business and Law and Nestlé are pleased to announce one Research Studentship including annual stipend payment of £14,200.

The Retail Institute is the UK’s only academic research Centre that leads the consumer experiences of the future in retail, food and packaging.  Alongside its innovative research, the Retail Institute works with suppliers, brand owners and retailers to help support future product, packaging and retail needs.  The institute combines academic research and commercial knowledge to provide unique insights not readily available for businesses. These findings range from in-depth research reports to interactive workshops or creative presentations.

The successful candidate will be immersed within this environment and have the opportunity to work alongside leading academics.

If you are an enthusiastic high achieving student looking to undertake a full-time PhD then join us.

We are offering a fully funded PHD studentship with an annual stipend of £14,200.

Full-time Postgraduate Research Student Bursary

This PhD studentship is sponsored by Nestlé, York and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Predictive Modelling Studies for Freshness Control of Wafer-based Confectionery Products

To discuss the project in more detail or for informal enquiries please contact Professor Cathy Barnes:

Potential applicants should review the University’s Regulations prior to making an application. Potential applicants should also read the BBSRC guidelines.

How to apply

Closing date: Midnight on 5 January 2015.

Applicants are asked to complete the following:

  • Research student application form.
  • Scanned copies of their certificates (undergraduate and masters certificates) and transcripts.
  • Scanned copy of your passport and UK visas (if applicable).

You must also provide a proposal of the research to be undertaken using the headings below as a guide. The proposal of the research can be up to four A4 pages in length (with references included as an addition to the proposal) using type Arial 12 point.

The criteria listed below will be used in both selecting those applicants who will be called for interview and those who will be successful in securing a PhD Studentship.

a) Qualifications, expertise and experience relevant to undertaking study for a PhD
b) Knowledge of the subject area that will ensure the development of a focused line of enquiry
c) Knowledge and understanding of research methods appropriate to undertaking a PhD in the area of research
d) Clarity on the original contribution that the completed PhD will make to the body of knowledge
e) Scale and scope of the proposed research in terms of delivery within the three year studentship.

Please email all documents to titling your email Nestlé Studentship.