PhD Studentship – Nutritional Sciences Department

Location:  Guildford

Post Type:  Full Time

Closing Date:  Monday 09 December 2013

Interview Date:  Monday 16 December 2013

Reference:  001113


Nutrition and Bone Health Group, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Surrey

The Nutritional Sciences Department within the School of Biosciences and Medicine at the University of Surrey is offering a full-time doctoral (postgraduate research) studentship in Vitamin D and Health starting in January 2014.  The studentship will cover tuition fees, and provide maintenance at EU PhD Scholarship rates and are for UK/EU citizens only, due to funding restrictions.

We are looking to recruit an exceptional doctoral (PhD) student to join our EU-Funded Vitamin D Project (ODIN – Food-based solutions for Optimal vitamin D Nutrition and health through the life cycle), which will investigate Vitamin D Requirements in Teenage Boys and Girls aged 14-18 Year Through a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) . 

The Department’s PhD programme comprises approximately three years of full time study during which you will undertake a structured, supervised programme of scholarly research leading to a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge and is of a standard appropriate for publication in high-quality refereed journals.

As a member of the ESRC funded South East Doctoral Training Centre, the School of Biosciences and Medicine offers excellent research training and the opportunity to be part of a vibrant research community that shapes agendas of scholarship and practice.

The successful candidate will have or expect to be awarded a good first degree (First/Upper Second or equivalent) in Nutritional Sciences. They will have outstanding research potential and enthusiasm to pursue research in an area consistent with the School’s research expertise.

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Application Process
1/ Apply to study on our PhD programme at 

2/ In your application state clearly that you wish to be considered for the PhD in Vitamin D and Health in the Department of Nutritional Sciences.

Completed applications must be submitted by Monday 9thDecember 2013. Interviews will take place on Monday 16thDecember 2013.

Contacts for enquiries
Professor Susan Lanham-New, Head of Nutritional Sciences Department, University of Surrey, Guildford.  Email:

Dr Laura Tripkovic, ODIN Team, Senior PostDoc Research Fellow, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Surrey.  Email:

Dr Kath Hart, ODIN Team, Lecturer in Nutrition & Dietetics, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Surrey.  Email: 

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