We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for our prestigious Doctoral Antimicrobial Research Training (DART) studentships.

You will undertake your research degree at the world-renowned Norwich Research Park, investigating topics such as translational medicine, rapid diagnosis of infectious disease and understanding resistance development in antibiotics.

These fully-funded MRC studentships will focus on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) related research, benefitting from academic-industry iCASE collaboration. Spending a minimum of 3 months working with the project’s industrial partner, this is a great opportunity to take your research career to the next level in a cutting edge, collaborative research environment surrounded by experts in the field. 

Deadline: July 29th 2019

Title: Description: Supervisor: Institute: Application Deadline:
Enhanced sensitivity pathogen detection for early diagnosis of infection (FIELDJ19DART) The early diagnosis of infectious diseases is a key step in the correct prescription of antibiotics or other medicines. Prof R Field John Innes Centre 29 July 2019
Development of novel rapid diagnostics for sepsis using the latest nanopore sequencing technologies (OGRADYQ19DART) Rapid diagnosis is critical for the effective clinical management of life-threatening infections, especially bloodstream infections (BSI).   Dr J O'Grady Quadram Institute 29 July 2019
Phage Future: Gut phages for the biocontrol of AMR pathogens (ADRIAENSSENSQ19DART) We are recruiting a student on a fully-funded PhD project on the use of bacteriophages as biocontrol agents for antimicrobial resistant pathogens. Dr E Adriaenssens Quadram Institute 29 July 2019
Do human disease risk alleles that affect autophagy increase the risk of severe influenza virus infection? (POWELLU19DART) An exciting opportunity in translational medicine, combining fundamentals of virology and immunology with clinical diagnosis of viral diseases, together with an industrial placement in rapid methods for diagnosis of infection. Dr P Powell Norwich Medical School, UEA 29 July 2019


To learn more about the MRC DART iCASE doctoral training programme please view more information here or contact

Entry requirements:

Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements as specified by MRC, as well as the UEA entry requirements for postgraduate research degrees.

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