Find an IBioIC PhD

Student recruitment is undertaken by the host university with most positions advertised through The recruitment window for IBioIC projects starting October 2021 is now open!  

Current Opportunities 

“Dial a wavelength” for exploiting the algal cell factory

PhD project looking at smart lighting technologies for advanced growth of algae.

Host: University of St. Andrews

Industry partner: Xanthella



Culture process optimisation for Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells in continuous processes

Host: University of Manchester

Industry partner:

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies


Closes 23rd April 2021

Combining Artificial Metalloenzymes and Biosyngas production for Next-Generation Catalytic Hydroformylation 

Host: University of Edinburgh

Industry partner: Johnson Matthey



An omics-based approach to identifying novel biocatalysts and metabolites

Host: Northumbria University 

Industry partner: Prozomix


Closes 28th April 2021

Technology development for in situ imaging of microbial cultures

Host: University of Edinburgh

Industry partner:  OGI



Engineering lactate sensing/controlling systems in mammalian cells

Host: University of Edinburgh

Industry partner: FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies UK


Closes 10th May 2021

Efficient utilization of biochar for water remediation and soil amendment - towards a circular economy

Host: University of Strathclyde

Industry partner:  Sustainable Thinking Scotland CIC


7th June 2021

Optimisation of alginate films for sustainable food packaging applications

Host: University of Strathclyde

Industry partner: Oceanium


Closes 31st May 2021



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