Semiochemical-based alternative concepts for the management of wireworms


We are pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for the above project as part of the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (SWBio DTP) funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Ref: 2022-OCT-CASE01.

The SWBio DTP offers projects in world-class bioscience, the following studentship encompasses the area of Bioscience for sustainable agriculture and food.

The closing date for applications is Monday 6 December 2021 at midnight (BST).

About the studentship

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This project is a CASE DTP studentship delivered by Rothamsted Research, UWE Bristol and a CASE partner, Syngenta. You will be based mainly at Rothamsted Research with some time spent at UWE Bristol and Syngenta. As part of the programme, you will be required to undertake a placement with the CASE partner for a minimum of three months.

Supervisory team

Rothamsted supervisor:

Academic supervisor:

Non-academic CASE supervisor:

Other supervisors:

Host institution:

  • Rothamsted Research

CASE partner:

  • Syngenta

For an informal discussion about the project, please email Dr Pete Maxfield ( 


Please view the eligiblity details on the SWBio DTP website.

Specific programme eligibility requirements: In your application, you must also evidence compliance with SWBio academic criteria for maths, language requirements and other criteria.  Part-time students are accepted exceptionally only, and applicants should discuss their circumstances with SWBio DTP before applying.

How to apply

Please submit your application online to UWE Bristol. When prompted, use the reference: 2022-OCT-CASE01. 

You must include a personal statement, CV, degree certificates and academic transcripts, two references, language documents where required. 

Note: This application is for an existing project. Therefore, you should not include a detailed project proposal in your application, but you must include a personal statement describing your skills, experience, and suitability for this project at this point in the application. 

View further information about the South West Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership.

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