A PhD scholarship position is available in the Section of Life Sciences for 2020 at Canterbury Christ Church University. They are looking for a graduate (or soon to be graduate) who would like to undertake a PhD in “Algal carbon capture in mushroom cultivation for the extraction of high value products.” The successful candidate will take part in a collaborative project between Canterbury Christ Church University, Algaecytes UK and Edible Kingdom ltd. The student will work on a prototype system for capturing waste carbon dioxide in mushroom farming using algal bioreactors. Captured algal biomass will be used to isolate high value chemical products such as carotenoids, omega-3’s, volatile fatty acids (VFA) and ethanol.

PhD scholarships will provide the student with a tax free stipend of £13,000 p.a., tuition fee waiver for three years and an expense allowance of £500 p. a.

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2020. To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship you must have applied for both a place on the PhD programme as well as a scholarship by the scholarship application deadline of 31 March 2020.

For any queries about the application and admissions process please contact Postgraduate Admissions (pgadmissions@canterbury.ac.uk)

For questions about the project please contact Asma Ahmed (asma.ahmed@canterbury.ac.uk) or Joe Burman (joseph.burman@canterbury.ac.uk)