PhD Search Results


  • Development of Bio-Gas from Waste Material using Anaerobic Digestion

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Joseph Stokes, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    Mechanical/Manufacturing/Materials/Processing Engineering Degree

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €6,000

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  • Development of Fuel Cell Devices

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Joseph Stokes, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    Mechanical and/or Manufacturing/Materials Engineering related.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

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  • Application Deadline: 31st July 2017 Funded Project: Endothelial release of membrane vesicles that harbour Notch and Hedgehog ligands as a POCT Predictor of Atherosclerosis

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Paul Cahill, DCU

    Start Date: 02/10/2017

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    Applicants must have a BSc (Hons), Grade 1:1 or 2:1 (or MSc) in a biological discipline with experience in cell biology, protein biochemistry and tissue culture.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: Included in Funding (EEA*) Part Time: Included in Funding

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: Included in Funding Part Time: Included in Funding

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    Bench Fees Full Time: Included in Funding Part Time: Included in Funding

    Project Summary

    Extracellular vesicles include apoptotic bodies, exosomes, and microvesicles (also known as microparticles). The role of extracellular vesicles as regulators of transfer of biological information, acting locally and remotely, is now widely acknowledged.

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  • Application Deadline 14th July 2017 – FUNDED project: Investigating the role of rare, functional genetic variation on psychosis and mood disorders in epilepsy

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Gianpiero Cavalleri, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: (EEA*) Part Time:

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: Part Time:

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    Bench Fees Full Time: Part Time:

    Project Summary

    This project will, building on analysis conducted by our research group in collaboration with others, explore the genetic component to psychosis as a co-morbidity of epilepsy, and as an adverse reaction to anti-epileptic drugs.

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  • Topology of the space of metrics of positive scalar or positive Ricci curvature

    Principal Investigator: Professor David Wraith, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible
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  • Development of Microfluidics-based Solutions for Decentralised Bioanalytical Testing

    Principal Investigator: Professor Jens Ducrée, DCU

    Start Date: 27/04/2017
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  • Deciphering the Function of the Dihydrofolate Reductase 2 Gene

    Principal Investigator: Dr Anne Parle McDermott, DCU

    Start Date: 01/10/2017

    Additional requirements

    Who should apply? Candidates must have (or expected to have) at least an honours degree in a Biology based subject and have on overall grade of 2.1 or higher. Students with experience in molecular biology and/or mammalian cell culture methods and with a passionate interest in research are particularly encouraged to apply.

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    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: Part Time:

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,600

    Project Summary

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  • The Function of Anti-viral Stress Granules

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martina Schroeder, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    An interest in Cell Biology and Virology and an aptitude for microscopy.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: To be confirmed Part Time: To be confirmed

    Project Summary

    When cells experience cellular stress, protein synthesis is reduced to about 20% to preserve energy and resources and ensure cell survival. During this time, mRNAs and translation pre-initiation complexes are sequestered in so-called stress granules that can be visualised by immunofluorescent staining and confocal microscopy.

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  • Understanding the Role of the Biomolecules at the BioNano Interface

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Marco Monopoli, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    The biomolecular corona gives a new identity to nanoparticles in biological milieu as it has been shown to directly interact with cellular receptors while the pristine surface remains buried while in this environment. This project is focused on understanding how these biomolecules control the biological fate of the nanomaterials in biological milieu and to explore...

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  • Inhibiting tumour growth using a novel anti-cancer protein, FKBPL

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Tracy Robson, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    We have isolated and characterised a novel human gene, FKBPL, a divergent member of the immunophilin family of proteins. FKBPL, is emerging as a as a key player in the DNA damage response, steroid receptor signalling and control of tumour growth where it regulates response to endocrine therapy, acts as a novel anti-angiogenic protein...

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  • Network Meta Analysis of Psychological Factors Influencing Health Behaviours

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Frank Doyle, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Psychological factors such as attitudes and depression are known to be an important influence on health behaviours such as smoking or physical activity. However, little work has investigated the relative influence of these factors, and interventions usually target relatively few psychological aspects. To date, such interventions have not been comparable. The present project proposed...

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  • Depression and Health Behaviours in Chronic Conditions

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Frank Doyle, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The prevalence of depression is elevated in those with chronic conditions, and is often associated with poorer prognosis and lower adherence to recommended therapies. For example, in coronary disease and respiratory disease, those with elevated depressive symptoms are less likely to quit smoking, take their prescribed medications or increase their physical activity. The present...

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  • Adherence to Inhaled Therapies

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Frank Doyle, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Inhaled therapies are a cornerstone of treatments for common conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, adherence to such therapy is known to be low and research has shown that such non-adherence can be both accidental and deliberate. The Inhaler Compliance Aid is unique in that it can identify not only...

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  • Psychometrics of Patient Reported Outcomes

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Frank Doyle, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Patient reported outcomes are a vital part of modern healthcare. However, commonly used measures do not always demonstrate sound psychometric qualities, and could be enhanced by omitting non-performing items. In other cases, the measures should be abandoned and other, more suitable ones adopted.

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  • Provision of Smoking Cessation Care in Hospital Settings

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Frank Doyle, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Although receiving brief smoking cessation advice from healthcare professionals is known to increase smokers' quit attempts, such advice is not usually provided. This is usually due to factors such as time constraints, staff attitudes towards smoking and provision of advice, and lack of skills training. This project will develop and implement an intervention to...

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  • Attitudes to Organ Donation

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Frank Doyle, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Although most people are in favour of organ donation, a minority sign up for donation. This project will investigate cognitive and emotional factors that inhibit and enhance signing up for organ donation and discussing this with family members. We aim to design interventions to maximise donation.

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  • Circulating MiRNAs as Biomarkers in Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome and as Therapeutic Targets

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Jochen Prehn, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Research Theme: Diabetes and Endocrinology; MiRNAs are typically 19-25 nucleotide non-coding RNA molecules, which suppress gene expression via imperfect base pairing to the 3’ untranslated region (3’UTR) of target mRNAs, leading to repression of protein production. More than 500 miRNAs in humans have been identified so far which have been estimated to regulate approximately...

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  • MicroRNAs in the Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention of Epilepsy

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor David Henshall, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Which undergraduate disciplines are relevant for this project: Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, Neuroscience

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    New approaches to the treatment and prevention of epilepsy– a serious, chronic disorder affecting over 60 million people worldwide - are urgently needed. Evidence has emerged that a class of small, non-coding RNA called microRNA is important in the pathogenesis and potential treatment of epilepsy. MicroRNAs control levels of many proteins within cells, functioning...

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  • An Innovative and Multi-disciplinary Systems Medicine Project to Case-specifically Optimise Anti-cancer Treatments

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Markus Rehm, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Key to the personalisation of anti-cancer therapies are tools that allow to evaluate which drug treatments are likely to be effective. However, reliable markers for cancer cell responsiveness to chemotherapeutics often do not exist. Therefore, novel approaches that allow the prediction of drug responsiveness on a case-by-case basis are required. Impressive progress in this respect...

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  • Trespassing the Defensive Lines in Cardiovascular Infection

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Steve Kerrigan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Undergraduate disciplines relevant for this project: Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, Genetics, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Microbiology.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    The Host Infection Group in RCSI headed by Dr. Kerrigan is interested in molecular mechanisms that exist between invading pathogens and host cells primarily focusing on Staphylococci and Streptococci interaction with human blood platelets, human endothelial cells and human bone cells. S. aureus is a universal gram positive bacteria that lives harmlessly on the...

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  • Real Time Live Epifluorescent Imaging of the Effects of Bacteria in the Bloodstream

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Steve Kerrigan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Which undergraduate disciplines are relevant for this project :

    Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, Genetics, Biophysics, Biotechnology,

    Microbiology

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    The Host Infection Group in RCSI headed by Dr. Kerrigan is interested in molecular mechanisms that exist between invading pathogens and host cells primarily focusing on Staphylococci and Streptococci interaction with human blood platelets, human endothelial cells (brain microvascular, aortic and peripheral veneous) and human bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts).

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  • Platelets as Orchestrators of inflammation in Airways Disease

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Steve Kerrigan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    This project will investigate the platelet contribution to inflammation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which includes asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and cystic fibrosis. Please include relevant information such as ethical approval; animal handling training;animal licensing; IP/commercialisation potential; up to 5 references; Respiratory disease is considered to be the third leading cause of life-threatening...

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  • Developing Model Systems to Investigate the Molecular Mechanisms in Bone Infection

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Steve Kerrigan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

    The following undergraduate disciplines are relevant for this project: Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, Genetics, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Microbiology.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Despite improvements in medical and surgical therapy, osteomyelitis is still associated with a severe prognosis and remains a significant therapeutic challenge. The Host Infection Group in RCSI headed by Dr. Kerrigan is interested in molecular mechanisms that exist between invading pathogens and host cells primarily focusing on Staphylococci and Streptococci interaction with human...

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  • Effect of the Central Energy Stress Sensor, AMP-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK), on Neuronal Function and Survival During Ischemic Stroke

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Jochen Prehn, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Ischaemic stroke and neurodegenerative disorders are leading causes of death and disability. Because current treatments are limited in their effectiveness, we need to understand more of the underlying pathophysiological processes, and from this, develop new therapeutic strategies. Stroke causes membrane depolarization and an excessive release of excitatory neurotransmitters, in particular glutamate. This opens up...

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  • APOPTO-BRAIN – A Systems Medicine and Patient Stratification Tool for Treatment Decisions in Brain Cancer

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Jochen Prehn, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Relevant undergraduate disciplines for this project include: Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Medicine, Bioengineering, Systems
    biology,

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    The current proposal provides a unique opportunity to achieve significant progress in the emerging field of systems medicine research and personalized medicine approaches in brain cancer. We will perform cutting edge brain cancer research that will explore the role of apoptosis deficiency as a prognostic marker and as a therapeutic target in brain cancer....

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  • Analysis of Non-clinical Respiratory Data for the Presence of Pathologically Striking Artefacts as Precursors to COPD and its Exacerbations with Mobile IT Technology

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Kevin McGuigan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Relevant undergraduate disciplines for this project include:
    Medical Physics, Physics, Respiratory Medicine, Computational Science, Engineering

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD) is a common, largely under-diagnosed, complex of various individual symptoms that is associated with significant invalidity, morbidity and mortality. Caused by chronic inflammation or emphysemas of the lungs due to smoking, air pollution, and genetic prevalence, the breathing of the patient becomes increasingly laboured over time . This disease carries...

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  • Investigation and Characterization of the Synaptosome in the Brain in Schizophrenia

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Melanie Focking, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Undergraduate disciplines relevant: Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular
    Biology

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disorders affecting 1% of the world population. Common treatments are usually untailored and bear the risk of strong side effects. There is an agreed need for targeted treatments which ought to be more effective along with fewer side effects. To achieve this we require a greater understanding of the core...

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  • Understanding the Basis of Epigenetic Contribution to Brain Changes in Psychosis: the Study of Histone Modification in Schizophrenia, Animal Models of Schizophrenia, and Schizophrenia Derived Neuronal Stem Cells

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor David Cotter, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    A student interested in proteomics, epigenetics and clinical neuropsychiatry should love this
    project.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Individual genes (G) contribute tiny effect sizes to overall risk for schizophrenia and likewise environmental (E) factors have effect sizes which are small. There is now no question that genetic and environmental risk factors interact to contribute to schizophrenia. The mechanisms underlying these genetic and environmental risk interactions are not known and this is...

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  • Cardiovascular and Temperature Effects of Cathinones in Comparison with MDMA

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor J R Docherty, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is a widely used recreational drug of abuse, and a life threatening hyperthermia can occur particularly when the drug is used in a “rave” environment, often with high ambient temperatures and excessive physical exertion, and in combination with other drugs such as caffeine. MDMA has actions at monoaminergic pathways, both peripheral noradrenergic...

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  • Identifying Features of Central Sensitisation in People with Hip OA and the Impact of Targeted Therapy: a Mixed Methods Study

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Helen French, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Undergraduate discipline relevant for this project: Physiotherapy

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease which commonly affects the hip joint. Although pain associated with hip OA is considered to be due to nociceptive damage at joint level, there is increasing evidence of features of central sensitisation, due to altered pain processing in the central nervous system. This has implications for pharmacological and...

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  • Movement Analysis of Sports-related Hip and Groin Pain

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Helen French, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    This research aims to investigate hip and knee biomechanics associated with sports-related hip and groin pain, using Vicon 3D motion analysis.

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  • Gait Analysis in People with Hip Osteoarthritis: A Prospective Longitudinal Study

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Helen French, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

    |

    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterised by progressive loss of cartilage. Walking is commonly limited, especially in advanced disease. Although gait deficits have been identified using three dimensional gait analysis (3DGA) in people with hip OA1 , there are no known studies that have used 3GDA to evaluate changes in gait over...

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  • Evaluating Transition Experiences, Social Connectedness and Self Efficacy Among Stroke Survivors

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Frances Horgan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Physiotherapy Primary Degree, 2.1

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide and it is estimated that cerebrovascular diseases account for up to 5 per cent of total health-care expenditure in a number of countries (Evers et al., 2004; Rossnagel et al., 2005). The rapid and sometimes dramatic changes caused by a stroke can be devastating...

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  • Evaluation of Factors Influencing Success of Randomised Controlled Field Trials of Household Water Treatments in Developing Countries

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Kevin McGuigan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Over the past 5 years the RCSI solar disinfection group has conducted a number of large scale randomised controlled field trials (RCTs) of solar water disinfection (SODIS) in several developing world locations such as Cambodia1 , South Africa2 , Zimbabwe and Uganda3. Similar RCTs have been attempted by other research groups elsewhere in India4And...

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  • Automated Flow Micro-reactors and Parallel Microwave-assisted Synthesis

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Donal O'Shea, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Continuous flow chemistry has recently emerged as a productive technology for synthetic pharmaceutical chemists. It offers a new tool to accelerate lead discovery and development as it provides reliable control of reaction conditions, such as time, temperature, equivalents of reagents and mixing, and allows exothermic reactions to be performed without the need for cryogenics....

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  • Development of Novel Metal-based Anti-cancer Chemotherapeutics

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Celine J Marmion, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    This project will aim to build a library of Pt or Ru HDAC inhibitor conjugates with a view to optimising the therapeutic efficacy of the lead candidates already developed. Successful drug candidates will then undergo pharmacological evaluation to establish (i) their effect on HDAC activity, (ii) their ability to bind DNA, (iii) their in...

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  • Nature’s Antibiotic Mimetics

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Marc Devocelle, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Undergraduate disciplines relevant for this project include: Chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacy

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    To apply the peptidomimetic conversion developed by the host laboratory to an optimised AMP candidate. Antimicrobial peptidomimetics and their parent peptide will be synthesised by solution phase and solid phase syntheses,respectively. They will then be tested for their antibacterial (susceptibility testing) and antbiofilm activities (under in vitro static and flow conditions) against a range...

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  • Nanomedicines Against Multi-drug Resistant Pathogens

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Marc Devocelle, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria have been listed as top priority diseases by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in terms of their threat to global public health if the need for novel medicines is not met. Resistant bacteria have been associated with serious hospital- and community-onset infections, worldwide. Bacterial pathogens exhibiting high-levels of...

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  • Polyethylene-like Polymers from Renewable Resources

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Andreas Heise, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    A good knowledge of organic chemistry and/or polymer chemistry is required.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Polyethylene is one of the most common materials in our daily lives and accounts for 40% of the total volume of world production of plastic materials. The annual world production is a staggering 80 million tons. The reason is that it is one of the most versatile plastic materials there is and, depending on...

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  • Functional Analysis of Tumour Suppressor miRNAs in Neuroblastoma Using Preclinical Disease Models

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Raymond Stallings, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Neuroblastoma arises from neural crest derived precursor cells of the sympathetic nervous system and is one of the most challenging malignancies of childhood, accounting for 15% of all childhood cancer associated deaths. Thus, the identification of new biological targets that contribute to the aggressive pathogenicity of this disease, along with the development of reagents...

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  • The Role of Platelets in Cancer: An Exploration of the Nature of the Cytokine Secretion Profile in During Cancer Progression

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Niamh Moran, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Platelet activation in normal individuals is accompanied by thrombus development and a parallel secretion of bioactive proteins from platelet granules, including inflammatory factors, growth factors, chemokines and cytokines . The precise content of the secretome varies depending on the the physiological or pathological stimulus (Battinelli et al. 2011). We recently demonstrated that isolated cancer cells...

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  • Clinical Assessment of Platelet Function During Pregnancy

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Niamh Moran, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Background: It is well established that markers of platelet activation are elevated during normal pregnancy. For example, levels of platelet-derived thromboxane are persistently elevated in serum and urine of pregnant women to levels equivalent to those observed in acute cardiovascular disease (Fitzgerald et al. 1987). In addition, other markers of platelet activation such a...

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  • Platelet Reactivity in a Changing Redox Environment: Implications for Thrombus Formation in Disease States

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Sarah O'Neill, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    In many disease states an imbalance between oxidants and anti-oxidants exists. Oxidative stress is manifested as this imbalance and is implicated in the pathogenesis and development of cardiovascular diseases. This precipitates an altered redox status in the vasculature contributing to endothelial dysfunction with subsequent effects on normal platelet function. The consequence is a loss...

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  • Mixed Li/K Amides and Enantioselective Carbolithiations as Effective Synthetic Tools

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Donal O'Shea, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    We have recently illustrated how mixed Li/K metal TMP amides (LiNK metalation conditions) are uniquely suited for selectively achieving challenging metalations. Specifically, the use of the reagent triad BuLi/KOtBu/TMP(H) to in situ generate a mixed Li/K metal TMP amide has proven to be an efficient and general method to achieve direct vinylic and benzylic...

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  • New Class of Light Activated Anti-cancer and Anti-microbial Agents

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Donal O'Shea, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

    |

    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a unique treatment modality for a range of disease classes, both cancerous and non-cancerous, which uses low energy light in conjunction with a photosensitizer to effect specific cell death. My research has developed a totally new class of PDT agent, the BF2 chelated dibromotetraarylazadipyrromethenes. Optimised synthetic procedures have been developed...

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  • Bioengineering RNA-nanomedicines to Treat Respiratory Disease

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Sally-Ann Cryan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    There is significant clinical and commercial need for new treatments for a range of respiratory conditions (1) including Cystic Fibrosis (CF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), asthma, viral infections e.g. influenza and lung cancer for which current treatments provide only symptomatic control at best but do not treat the genetic...

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  • Synthesis and Screening of Novel Analogues of Natural Licochalcones

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr James Barlow, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    The objective of this research proposal is the synthesis and testing of novel analogues of the prenylated chalcone, licochalcone A, with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding ofthe structure-activity relationships within the family of B-ring prenylated chalcones and cyclic derivatives thereof as (a) potential anti-plasmodial agents and (b) inhibitors of BCRP. Prenylated flavonoids...

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  • Mannosylation of PLGA microparticles for DNA Vaccine Delivery

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Fiona O’Brien, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    To look at the efficacy of this novel branched mannose ligand in the uptake of a DNA polymeric vaccine and its effect on immune system responses. Initially macrophage cell lines will be used to assess uptake studies but further work may include animal models for assessing immune responses. Should the project progress ethical approval...

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  • Oral Delivery of Biotech Cargoes

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Fiona O’Brien, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    There are over 240 protein/peptide drugs marketed worldwide, several hundred in clinical development and even more in preclinical drug discovery pipelines. Delivery of macromolecules by the oral route is restricted by their susceptibility to pre-systemic degradation and poor permeability across the intestinal wall. They must therefore normally be delivered by the parenteral route which...

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  • Injectable Chemotherapeutic Gels for the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Eduardo Ruiz-Hernandez, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Advanced nanotechnology-based materials offer new solutions to the challenges associated with the non-specific delivery of therapeutics that leads to ineffective treatments, especially in oncology. Currently, both therapeutic and diagnostic molecules are administered systemically, increasing the likelihood of unwanted side effects. We aim to develop a novel delivery system that enables selective, targeted local delivery...

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  • Development of Novel Particulate Drug Delivery Technologies to Target Cardiovascular Infection

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Ben Ryan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    This project will aim to build a library of Pt or Ru HDAC inhibitor conjugates with a view to optimising the therapeutic efficacy of the lead candidates already developed. Successful drug candidates will then undergo pharmacological evaluation to establish (i) their effect on HDAC activity, (ii) their ability to bind DNA, (iii) their in...

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  • Phase Transfer Catalysed (PTC) Amidation, A Green Cost Efficient Procedure for the Preparation of Peptide Drugs and Valsartan

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Mauro Adamo, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Undergraduate disciplines relevant for this project include: Organic synthesis, analytical chemistry.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Aim of this study is the identification of a set of conditions allowing to obtain compounds 25 in yields superior to 90% and in reaction times of 1- 2h maximum. With an optimised set of conditions in hand, we will study the mostgeneral case of coupling that involves aliphatic azides and aliphatic aldehydes, as well...

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  • Development of Metal-free Green Process for Enantioselective C-H functionalisation

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Mauro Adamo, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Undergraduate disciplines relevant for this project include: Organic synthesis, analytical chemistry.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    This project has been carefully designed to deliver innovative and valuable synthetic and analytical skills. The training components of the project include focus on a variety of specific scientific disciplines, methodologies used in the synthesis and purification of organic compounds, include, controlled atmosphere and temperature reactions, chromatography, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, Mass spectroscopy, IR, UV, GC,...

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  • New Class of Near-infrared (NIR) Fluorochrome for Real-time Fluorescence Guided Surgery

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Donal O'Shea, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    The use of real-time fluorescence imaging has potential in oncology as a guide for surgical resections. As over 50% of all non-skin cancers are first treated with surgery, the benefits of improved surgical outcomes are obvious. The use of longer wavelength NIR fluorochromes circumvents problems of background absorbance and auto-fluorescence from endogenous chromophores, allowing...

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  • Automated Retrieval and Analysis of Clinical Prediction Rules

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Tom Fahey, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) are used by clinicians to assist them in diagnosis (likelihood of presence/absence of a condition) or prognosis in a patient and have been shown to assist in clinical decision making and improve the process and outcome of clinical care. As an initial stage of incorporating CPRs from research into actual...

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  • Examining the Links between Circadian Disruption, Sleep Apnoea and Metabolic Disorders in Professional Drivers

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr John McDermott, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    In western economies, up to 1 in 5 workers undertake shift work involving night work as part of their recurring working arrangements. Given this high number, understanding the health and wellbeing implications of shift work should be of major concern from a public health perspective. Epidemiological evidence indicates that shift work is associated with...

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  • Osteoporosis: Cellular Response to Estrogen Deficiency and Substrate Stiffness in Three-dimensional In-vivo and In-vitro Environments

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Orlaith Brennan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Osteoporosis is a bone disease that degrades bone mass and architecture and impairs the ability of the skeleton to perform fundamental mechanical functions. As a consequence fractures of the hip, wrist and vertebrae occur and lead to deformity, severe pain and in some cases death. Physiologically, osteoporosis is manifested as an imbalance in bone...

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  • How Do Landmarks/Cues Help Us Reach A Goal? A Behavioural, Cellular and Molecular Examination of Spatial Navigation and Memory

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Sean Commins, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Being able to successfully navigate from point a to point b is an essential survival skill for all animals. Landmark use is critically important during navigation as it allows animals to orient themselves to where they are and to where they want to go. This project aims to examine (a) the use of cues...

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  • Understanding the Impact of Shift Work Schedules on Circadian Rhythms

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Andrew Coogan, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Why do we wake up at the same time most days, go to bed at similar times and eat our meals at roughly the same time each day? Why are we not normally active at night, but are during the day? The answers to these questions (and many more!) can be found in our...

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  • Visualisation Methods for Exploring Spatial Correlation Structures

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martin Charlton, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The NCG is a diverse multidisciplinary research group in the spatial sciences. The PI is one of the developers of Geographically Weighted Regression, and has been leading researcher in spatial modelling and geographic information systems for over 25 years. The weights matrices used in spatial autoregressive models are known to imply some counterintuitive spatial...

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  • Computer Music Systems and Languages

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Victor Lazzarini, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The Sound and Digital Music Research Group is Ireland’s most active team in the area of Music Technology, Digital Audio and Computer Music research. We have a long list of publications in international journals and events. The group’s PI, Dr Victor Lazzarini, is a world leader in Audio Programming. Computer Music Languages have...

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  • Molecular Mechanisms of Farnesoid X Receptor Regulation of Intestinal Epithelial Cells

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Stephen Keely, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Intestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and infectious diseases are very common in Western societies and represent a huge financial and healthcare burden. The nuclear bile acid receptor, FXR, is expressed in epithelial cells throughout the intestine and in our laboratory we have discovered a new role for this receptor...

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  • MicroRNA Regulation of Innate Immune Responses in the Lung

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Catherine Greene, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    MicroRNAs (miRs) are short, endogenous regulatory RNAs that control gene expression at a post-transcriptional phase. miRs have a key role in regulating the expression of genes involved in innate immunity and inflammation1. Sets of miRs can collectively regulate the expression of specific pathways, such that dysregulated miR expression, such as occurs in bronchial epithelial...

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  • Sex-specific Difference in Neonates: Roles of MicroRNA and Toll-like Receptor Signalling

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Catherine Greene, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Throughout the neonatal period, males have a poorer disease prognosis compared to females. For example cerebral palsy, meningitis, and neonatal sepsis are more common in males. Post-transcriptional gene regulation by microRNAs and aberrant innate immune mechanisms may play a role in this phenomenon. For example our preliminary studies have (i)identified microRNAs that are detectable...

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  • Spatial Correlation Structures Implied by Spatial Autoregressive Models and the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martin Charlton, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The NCG is a diverse multidisciplinary research group in the spatial sciences. The PI is one of the developers of Geograohically Weighted Regression, and has been leading researcher in spatial modelling and geohgraphic information systems for over 25 years. Spatial correlation structures implied by spatial autoregressive models and the modifiable areal unit problem. The...

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  • Cardiovascular Risks to Benefit Balance of Nanoparticles Used in Drug Delivery and Targeting

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Sarah O'Neill, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is a widely used recreational drug of abuse, and a life threatening hyperthermia can occur particularly when the drug is used in a “rave” environment, often with high ambient temperatures and excessive physical exertion, and in combination with other drugs such as caffeine. MDMA has actions at monoaminergic pathways, both peripheral noradrenergic...

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  • The Inflammatory Platelet and its Role in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Sarah O'Neill, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Platelet function is altered in conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) and is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolism. This inappropriate activation of platelets in inflammatory conditions is not fully understood. In normal haemostasis, platelets are activated at sites of vascular damage through the interaction of a number of platelet surface receptors...

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  • Exosomes Trigger Tumour Resistance to Chemotherapy

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Olga Piskareva, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    The acquisition of multidrug resistance by cancer cells involves multiple genetic pathways and is a major impediment to the successful treatment of many forms of this disease. This is particularly true for neuroblastoma, a highly heterogeneous tumour accounting for 15% of all paediatric cancer deaths. Disease recurrence and progression is very common for many...

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  • Identification of Novel Targets for the Treatment of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Marian Brennan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    Students who have studied any of the Biological sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics or Pharmacology are suited to this project.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    This new exciting project aims to develop compounds for the treatment of MRSA infections. Since the discovery of penicillin, death due to infection has dramatically decreased. Most people have been treated successfully with antibiotics many times in their lives. With this success however has come antimicrobial resistance. Now the challenge is to stay one...

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  • Breast Cancer Microcalcification-induced Local Inflammation: Potential Consequences for Tumour Progression

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Maria Morgan, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Radiographic mammary microcalcifications constitute one of the most important diagnostic markers of both benign and malignant lesions of the breast. Up to 50% of all nonpalpable breast cancers are detected solely through microcalcifications presenting during a mammogram scan and up to 93% of cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) present with microcalcifications. During...

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  • An Assessment of De-novo Mutations in the Development of Sporadic Epilepsy

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Gianpiero Cavalleri, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.


    Additional requirements

    This project would be well suited to a student with an interest in genetics, genome sequencing and neurology. Whole genome sequencing is an exciting area of genetics research that is developing rapidly, creating fantastic research opportunities.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Epilepsy encompasses a diverse group of brain disorders characterised by recurrent unprovoked seizures With a lifetime prevalence of between 1-2%, epilepsy is the most common serious disorder of the brain. Six million people in Europe have epilepsy, and approximately 300,000 individuals are diagnosed each year. One third of individuals with epilepsy are refractory to...

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  • Long Noncoding RNA Expression and Function in the Cystic Fibrosis Lung

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Catherine Greene, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained at least an upper second class (2.1H) honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

    The following grades in IELTS and other equivalent English language test scores are accepted

    IELTS : C1 (6.5 – 7.0), C2(7.5 – 9.0),
    Top score: 9

    Cambridge CAE:  C1(Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    Cambridge CPE:  C1 (Minimum Level C1 (score of 180-199)), C2 (Grade A / B / C),
    Top score: 100

    TOEIC:  C1 (605 – 780), C2 (785 – 990),
    Top score: 990

    TOEFL Paper:  C1 (550 – 587), C2 (590 – 677),
    Top score: 677

    TOEFL CBT:  C1 (213 – 240), C2 (243 – 300),
    Top score: 300

    TOEFL IBT:  C1 (79 – 95), C2 (96 – 120),
    Top score: 120

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 (EEA*) Part Time: €4,370

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,100 Part Time: €8,740

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Research focuses on inflammation, innate immunity and chronic inflammatory lung diseases especially cystic fibrosis and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a class of RNA molecules for which exciting new roles are emerging in human biology. We have demonstrated that the lncRNA expression profile of bronchial brushings from people with cystic fibrosis...

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  • Understanding the Effects of Pulsitility on the Neural Control of Blood Pressure

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    A good bachelors/masters degree in biomedical engineering or electronic/control engineering. Project will require collaboration with both engineers and health professionals, as well as phsiologists.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering Research Group within the Dept. of Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University covers a range of research areas including physiology modelling and control analysis,brain-computer interfacing, stroke rehabilitation and medical imaging. In humans and animals with healthy hearts, the pulsatility of blood flow is taken for granted. However, where left ventricular assist devices...

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  • The Development of Webservices for Biosignal Streaming, Management, Processing and Visualisation with Application to Connected Health

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Tomas Ward, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Connected health offers a health care delivery model which can optimise use of scarce medical resources in a flexible, efficient and distributed fashion. It is primarily driven by technology and where in the past the development of the communications infrastructure needed for the types of intervention required was challenging the advent of wireless technologies,...

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  • Movement Engineering – Novel measurement and Feedback Systems for Closed Loop Behaviour Modification in the Context of Health

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Tomas Ward, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    Specify minimun educational requirements and any particular knowledge/skills required/desirable. Eligibility: Applicants should hold a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a relevant subject such as electronics/computer/communication engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, physics, or mathematics. Candidates should also have a strong interest in physiology, music, software, signal processing and mobile application development.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The project aims to investigate novel measurement and feedback systems for closed loop behavior modification in the context of health – an approach termed digital therapeutics. More specifically the project involves the integration of multiple wearable sensor systems, music feedback, sensor fusion methods and machine learning over cloud infrastructure to implement preventative and restorative medicine. The...

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  • Closed Loop Digital Therapeutics Using Wearable Sensor Systems

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Tomas Ward, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    Applicants should hold a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a relevant subject such as electronics/computer/communication engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, physics, or mathematics. Candidates should also have a strong interest in physiology, music, software, signal processing and mobile application development.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Closed loop Digital Therapeutics using Wearable Sensor Systems: The project aims to investigate novel measurement and feedback systems for closed loop behavior modification in the context of health – an approach termed digital therapeutics. More specifically the project involves the integration of multiple sensor systems, music feedback, sensor fusion methods and machine learning over...

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  • Measurement of Disordered Motor Networks and their Dynamics in Stroke Using EEG- based Effective Connectivity Methods

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Tomas Ward, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    Potential applicants should have a high honors degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or a cognate discipline such as Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or Cognitive Science.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Stroke is the leading cause of physical disability. Recovery is driven by neuroplasticity – a property of the brain which compensates for damaged networks. For many survivors, recovery is not complete and the associated neurological symptoms can be related to pathophysiological motor and compensatory networks that have arisen from the reorganization process. The emerging...

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  • EEG Media Analytics

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Tomas Ward, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.


    Additional requirements

    Specify minimun educational requirements and any particular knowledge/skills required/desirable

    Eligibility: Applicants should hold a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a relevant subject such as electronics, computer, communication engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, physics, or mathematics.

    Candidates should also have a strong interest in neurophysiology, signal processing and machine learning.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    We live in a data rich world, where almost everything we do results in a data record being created and stored somewhere. Our vision is to create a healthier, safer, more productive world by empowering a data-driven society to enable better decisions by individuals, communities, business and governments. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics...

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  • Measuring Natural Rhythms Using the Perceptual Centre

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering Research Group brings together researchers from the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, psychology and clinical medicine to solve problems in biology, medicine and human health. Currently our research work focuses on neurorehabilitation technology, psychoperception, functional brain imaging, neural engineering, physiological modelling, and biophotonics. The perceptual centre (P-Centre) of a sound is fundamental...

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  • Automatic Classification of Gate Penalties in Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    The candidate should have a good degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline. The project will involve the development of both electronic hardware and software and the candidate must also have a good mathematical ability, in order to design a classifier that can distinguish between genuine pole ‘hits’ and pole movement due to other ambient disturbances. The creation of a professional user interface to the system is also required.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Dept. of Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University is involved in a wide range of research projects which combine the use of sensor technology with computational intelligence to solve a range of real-world problems. Many people will be familiar with the use of ‘Hawkeye’ which is used to provide an independent assessment of line...

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  • Algebraic Modelling of Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    An important step in the analysis and performance of wave energy devices is the development of a mathematical model for the device. In general, researchers and practitioners rely heavily on numerical codes to calculate hydrodynamic parameters, resulting in a lack of transparency from the model parameters through to the device geometry. As a result,...

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  • High Level Energy-maximising Control for Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    By intelligently manipulating the resistance that a wave energy device presents to the wave motion, the energy captured by a wave energy device can be significantly increased, in some cases by up to a factor of 4. The control system, which specifies this resistance, uses measurements of the incoming wave elevation and the predicted...

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  • Development of Terahertz Optical Analysis Tools

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Niel Trappe, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    Submission of CV & personal statement

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The next generation of space missions targeting the terahertz band (300GHz -3.0THz) will require large-format arrays of extremely sensitive detectors. The development of Transition Edge Sensor (TES) array technology is being developed for future Far-Infrared (FIR) space applications such as the SAFARI instrument for SPICA where low-noise and high sensitivity is required to achieve...

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  • Mathematics of Social Networks

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Oliver Mason, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Hamilton Institute is a multi-disciplinary research centre established at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in November 2001. The Institute seeks to provide a bridge between mathematics and its applications in ICT and biology. Understanding how information and rumours propagate through a population is a key question in modern society with relevance to...

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  • On the Curvature and Topology of Riemannian Manifolds Admitting an Isometric Lie Group Action of Low Cohomogeneity

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor David Wraith, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    A manifold is a basic type of topological object. If we equip a manifold with a Riemannian metric (something we can do in many ways), then concepts such as distance, angles and volume make sense for our manifold. In other words, a Riemannian metric provides the manifold with geometry. Understanding the relationship between the...

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  • Optics for Far-Infrared Wavelengths with Applications in Space Telescopes and Medical Imaging

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor J. Anthony Murphy, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    In the far infrared at wavelengths longer than about 1 mm optical design of compact systems is dominated by diffraction effects and requires an approach known as quasi-optics. At Maynooth University we have been involved in the development of this field and our recognized expertise has led us to becoming core members of the...

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  • Characterisation of Atmospheric Gravity Waves at Mid- and High-latitudes

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Frank Mulligan, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Gravity waves (GW), or more accurately, buoyancy waves have become a subject of intense study in recent years because quantifying their influence is essential for simulations of climate change scenarios. Global circulation models (GCMs) employed for such simulations must include some form of parameterization scheme to represent the transfer of momentum by gravity waves...

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  • Wave Field Estimation for Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    COER is engaged in basic and applied research in aspects of ocean energy related to device and resource mathematical modelling, device and drive train optimisation and energy maximising control strategies. COER also patents and licenses some of its research output. For wave energy devices, optimal energy extraction (via a suitable control algorithm) relies on...

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  • Low Level Control Design for Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    COER is engaged in basic and applied research in aspects of ocean energy related to device and resource mathematical modelling, device and drive train optimisation and energy maximising control strategies. COER also patents and licenses some of its research output. An important aspect in maximising the energy captured by a wave energy device is...

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  • High Speed Lensless Holographic Microscope for Imaging Particles in Large Volumes of Fluid Flow with Applications in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan Hennelly, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering group has a mission to seek new knowledge in understanding biological systems through innovative engineering science approaches and to harness this understanding for the synthesis of new devices, algorithms, techniques and systems that advance biology, medicine and human health. Holographic microscopy involves capturing an interference pattern between an object...

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  • Theoretical Neurobiology and Challenges to Optimality

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Barak A Pearlmutter, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    The brain holds mysteries we wish to unravel. Why do we sleep? Why does losing a leg often result in phantom limb precepts? Why does loss of vision often lead to non-psychotic high-level episodic visual hallucinations while loss of hearing often leads to continuous low-level auditory hallucinations? Why does Deep Brain Stimulation often ameliorate...

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  • Calculus of Machine Learning

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Barak A Pearlmutter, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Derivation and implementation of many machine learning algorithms is currently a manual process. This project is to use higher level languages, as well as type theory and first-class differentiation operators, to make a compositional system able to express and implement broad classes of algorithms both very succinctly, and very efficiently.

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  • Higher Level Automatic Differentiation

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Barak A Pearlmutter, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Higher Level Automatic Differentiation. We are adding first-class exact derivative-taking operators with guaranteed complexity properties to programming languages, and making these systems very fast. This involves compiler work but also theoretical work in lambda calculus, type theory, etc.

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  • Specification and Verification for Reflective Software

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rosemary Monahan, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Reflection and dynamic adaptation are increasingly important techniques in software architecture, allowing a software system to choose and change implementations of services at run-time. From distributed systems to middleware, a range of software and framework architecturesnow use reflection at run-time, generating significant challenges for traditional software engineering techniques based on a static model of...

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  • Novel Sound Synthesis Algorithms Using Time-varying Filters

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph Timoney, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Sound synthesis is the science of creating oscillators. That is, essentially building algorithms that generate sound, either to mimic a known sound such as a guitar, or to design something completely new. A new, exciting approach for musical sound synthesis has arisen from recent work on time-varying allpass filters that are driven by particular...

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  • Analog Sound Synthesis Using Programmable Analog Array ICs

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph Timoney, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €3,000 Part Time: €2,000

    Project Summary

    Up until about 5 years ago it appeared that digital synthesizers and audio equipment would completely replace the older analog models as the quality and speed of the algorithms and processing technology was improving exponentially. Analog equipment was to become an expensive speciality product. However, recent years has seen a significant return of analog...

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  • Wave Energy Converter Location Specific Design Analysis

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph Timoney, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Ocean wave energy has the potential to become a significant source of renewable energy in the future. Currently the projected cost of wave energy is comparatively high, further research and development is necessary to reduce this cost. The energy yield, device costs and optimal device design are all strongly dependant on the wave resource...

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  • Design of Optoelectronic Raman Spectroscopy System for Real Time Multicomponent Blood Serum Analysis

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan Hennelly, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    This project deals with the design of an optical Raman Spectrometer that can be used to determine the concentrations of numerous biochemical constituents in the blood in real time. This project involves the design of a novel optical system that employs a tunable laser, a liquid core optical fiber, and a coded aperture. The...

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  • Raman spectroscopy and statistical classification algorithms for disease diagnosis

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan Hennelly, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering group has a mission to seek new knowledge in understanding biological systems through innovative engineering science approaches and to harness this understanding for the synthesis of new devices, algorithms, techniques and systems that advance biology, medicine and human health. Raman spectroscopy is a form of vibrational microscopy where each...

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  • Impact-Based Modelling and Design of Mobile Telecommunication Networks

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Ronan Farrell, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    One of the greatest challenges in design future mobile phone networks is predicting how the network will be used. Our group has accessed to the usage records for a complete network – comprising of voice, text and data records. Our objective is to construct a usage model for a telecommunications network – based on...

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  • Finding the Perceptual Centre’s Neuroelectric Signature

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering Research Group brings together researchers from the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, psychology and clinical medicine to solve problems in biology, medicine and human health. Currently our research work focuses on neurorehabilitation technology, psychoperception, functional brain imaging, neural engineering, physiological modelling, and biophotonics.The perceptual centre (P-Centre) of a sound is fundamental to...

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  • Scaling the Mobile Network for Massive Transactions Per Second

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    In a mobile network there is signalling overhead associated with making each connection (for a voice call, SMS, or smart phone app update). The explosion of smart phone popularity coupled with apps which frequently transfer small amounts of synchronisation data has greatly increased the number of signalling transactions per second that must be handled...

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  • Mobile Network in the Cloud

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Today’s mobile network consists of a mix of technologies including 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile, WiFi and new network architectures which include very small (pico and femto) mobile cells. The complexity of such a mixed network is difficult for mobile operators to manage, optimise, and scale. Much of this complexity relates to the network’s...

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  • Clean Slate Radio

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Software Defined Radio (SDR) is motivated primarily by the need for flexibility and reconfigurability in a multi-standard wireless communications platform that avoids unnecessary redundancy. Unfortunately, SDR solutions today are complex, expensive, and typically consume significantly more power than a dedicated hardware design for a given level of performance. Much of the reason for this...

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  • Biologically Inspired Robot Motion Planning and Execution

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Low cost robots typically have limited computational power and sensing abilities. As a consequence motion planning and execution on such robots is often implemented in a rather simple manner which uses different control strategies for different movements and has an inability to plan or execute movements which humans take for granted. This project will...

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  • Evolving Intelligent Behaviour in Cooperating Robots

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Achieving intelligent and effective cooperation between multiple robots in a dynamic environment is a challenging problem, particularly when robots have limited computational power and sensing abilities. In addition, unlike simulations, robots operating in a real environment must also contend with communication difficulties and inaccurate or incomplete sensory data. This project will investigate the integration...

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  • Reconfigurable Radios for White-Space Spectrum

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Ronan Farrell, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Spectrum is a rare and finite resource and the spectrum regulators understand that existing spectrum is not being used efficiently and they are beginning to allow existing spectrum to be used by other radio systems – provided that they do not interfere. One of the challenges of achieving this is to have radios that...

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  • Digital Predistortion for RF Power Amplifier using Sparse Sampling

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Ronan Farrell, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    This work would be highly attractive to students with a deep interest in digital signal processing and a background knowledge of electronic circuits.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    Predistortion is a technique that allows you to correct for errors in a device by modifying the signal before it enters the design. For example if the device always makes things too large, you make the input slightly smaller so that it comes out at the right value. This is a very valuable technique...

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  • Understanding the Mechanism of Action of Gliotoxin on Aspergillus Spp

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Sean Doyle, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Gliotoxin is one of the major virulence factors involved in the augmentation of aspergillosis caused due to human infection by the various species of Aspergillus. Our work, published in high impact journals has sought to dissect the gliotoxin biosynthetic pathway in A. fumigatus and understand the self-protection mechanism operated by the organism against its...

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  • How do Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells Avoid Rejection in a Model of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Bernard P Mahon, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality globally, and there are currently few effective therapies. During COPD immunological and inflammatory process contribute to a destruction of the alveoli (emphysema) and a thickening of the conducting airways. Adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are a type of stromal cell that...

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  • The Role of IRF7 in Innate Immunity

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martina Schroeder, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    Solid background in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and an interest in immune signalling pathways.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    IRF7 is a transcription factor that has been termed a ‘master regulator’ of type I interferon production. Type I interferons are crucially important for anti-viral innate immune responses, but an excessive production has been linked with autoimmune disorders, such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Despite the obvious importance of IRF7 for controlling interferon production, we...

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  • Understanding SHP-1 in Immune Signalling Pathways

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Marion Butler, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.


    Additional requirements

    Candidates must have a minimum of a high 2.1 or a first class Hons degree in the Biomedical science area.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    SHP-1 is an SH2 domain containing protein tyrosine phosphatase that acts as a negative regulator of several signalling pathways including the T and B cell, cytokine, growth factor as well as TLR signalling pathways. Immune cells from patients with Multiple Sclerosis and lymphomas show reduced expression of SHP-1. SHP-1 deficient mice display reduced numbers...

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  • Characterisation of the Interaction of Fungal-Bacterial Complex (F-BC) with the Pulmonary Immune Response

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Kevin Kavanagh, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    The filamentous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus is an important secondary co-pathogen of patients affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) or asthma, and may kill up to 3% of all patients who die in hospitals. The fungus can grow in the mucous secretions in the CF lung and secrete toxins and allergens that provoke an allergic response....

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  • How do Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells Modulate the Immune Response in a Model of Acute Graft versus Host Disease?

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Karen English, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    GvHD is the main complication associated with allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation and manifests as a severe inflammatory condition affecting multiple organs. It represents a major contribution to transplant related mortality. Roughly 50% of patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation develop GvHD of varying severity and a proportion of these patients develop...

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  • Understanding how Plasmas Produce Chemical Radicals that are Useful for Biomedical Applications such as Wound Healing, Cancer Treatment and Decontamination

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Miles Turner, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    These are novel applications of plasmas that may have large impact on the future of health care. But the basics are poorly understood, and this is an impediment to realising these exciting prospects. The aim is combine experimental and computational approaches to gain insight into basic processes, with immediate impact on applications.

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  • EUV and X-ray Spectra of Colliding High-Z Plasmas of Interest for Light Sources and Tokamak Plasma Facing Wall Materials

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Costello, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    PhD candidates must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    Direct Entry to PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master’s degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

    Entry to PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first (1H) – or second-class honours, grade one (2.1H), may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD.

    Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,302

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €6,000

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €5,000 Part Time: €3,300

    Project Summary

    When a high power laser is focused on a solid material in vacuo a hot and dense plasma is formed. The plasma temperature can reach many millions of degrees and it can emit brightly at extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and X-ray wavelengths. Such laser produced plasmas are becoming the source of choice for application in...

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  • Phosphopantetheinylation, the Basis of a Novel Biomolecular Labelling Technology

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Sean Doyle, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    Chemical modification of proteins is central to the investigation of protein function and the biotechnological use of proteins as diagnostic or biopharmaceutical reagents. This project is designed to further explore enzyme-mediated 4’-phosphopantetheinyl transferase (PPTase) can affinity label specific acceptor motifs within target proteins using affinity-labelled coenzyme A analogues. The approach represents a valid strategy...

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  • Systems Biology Analysis and Applications of Human and Plant Pathogenic Fungi

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Sean Doyle, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

    Normally, the PhD candidate must have obtained a primary degree (4 years) with a minimum classification to Lower Second Class Honours (2.2H) or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

    International candidate applications are assessed on a case by case basis by the relevant academic department.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    Non-native speakers of English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as part of their application.

    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.
    • TOEFL: Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
    • CBTOEFL: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • IBTOEFL: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.
    • ETAPP: C1
    • CAE: Grade B
    • CAP: Grade C

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 (EEA*) Part Time: €3,700

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time: €13,500 Part Time: N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: €10,000 Part Time: €8,600

    Project Summary

    This Biomedical Science PhD project is aimed at revealing the hidden molecular biology of this unique human pathogen to enable antifungal drug target identification.

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