PhD Search Results


  • 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 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: 31st July 2017 – Funded Project: Point-of-care device for ultrasensitive detection of miRNA associated with cardiovascular disease

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Robert Forster, 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 chemical / analytical discipline ideally with experience in assay/sensor development, electrochemistry or materials 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: included in Funding 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

    We will develop a sample-to-answer device for the ultrasensitive, PCR free, multiplexed detection of low concentrations (sub-femtomolar) of miRNA biomarkers of theranostic value in CVD, including miR-126, miR-133, miR-143, miR-208 and the let-7 family.

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  • FUNDED Biostatistics PhD: Causal inference methods for health policy evaluation in the Irish healthcare setting

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Finbarr Leacy, RCSI

    Start Date: 02/10/2017

    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

    The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

    Essential

    • An Honours Bachelor degree (grade 2.1 or above, obtained or expected prior to 31st December 2017) in statistics; mathematics; applied mathematics; actuarial science or economics.
    • Strong computer skills including experience of using statistical software packages, e.g. R, STATA or SAS
    • Strong interest in applying statistical thinking to problems in health-related fields
    • Interest in developing and evaluating new statistical methods
    • Academic writing skills and experience
    • Good communication skills
    • Strong organisational and administrative skills
    • Ability to work on one’s own initiative as well as in a multidisciplinary, team environment
    • Willingness to undertake training and career development
    • Availability to attend RCSI Dublin campus on a full-time basis throughout the 4-year studentship term
    • English language requirements for candidates who do not speak English as their first language: an IELTS score of 6.5 or above

    Desirable

    • MSc in biostatistics; medical statistics; applied statistics; epidemiology; health economics or related subject OR equivalent research experience in academia or industry
    • Experience of statistical programming in at least one of R, STATA or SAS
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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: Included in funding Part Time: N/A

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : Included in funding Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: Included in funding Part Time: N/A

    Project Summary

    This project will investigate state-of-the-art causal inference methods for health policy evaluation in the Irish healthcare setting.

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  • Application deadline : 14 July 2017 – FUNDED project: Advanced scaffold based delivery system for nucleic acids through the incorporation of novel nanoparticles

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Fergal 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.


    Additional requirements

    The ideal applicants will have a 1st Class Honours Bachelor’s degree and/or MSc degree (with minimum 2.1 honours from primary degree) in biomedical engineering, regenerative medicine, pharmacy, relevant life sciences or related disciplines.

    Excellent written and oral communication skills are desired.

    Specific skills which would enhance a candidate’s application might include experience in some of the following areas: scaffolds in tissue engineering, nanoparticle formulation and characterisation, drug delivery, cell culture, histological techniques and molecular biology experience.

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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: Included in funding Part Time: N/A

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : Included in funding Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: Included in funding Part Time: N/A

    Project Summary

    The aim of this project is to develop novel collagen-based scaffolds functionalised for the delivery of RNA-based therapeutics using nanoparticles recently developed by researchers based in the SFI-funded CÚRAM and AMBER centres. The scaffolds developed will be used as novel platforms for tissue regeneration, for in vitro disease modelling, and to study drug development...

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  • Application Deadline: 14 July 2017 – FUNDED: Development of advanced biomaterials for bone and cartilage regeneration

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Fergal O'Brien, RCSI

    Start Date: 02/10/2017

    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

    The researchers will work closely with other members of a large multidisciplinary project team including PIs, clinicians, postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers in the Tissue Engineering Research Group at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in partnership with the AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) Centre. The ideal applicants will have a 1st Class Honours Bachelor’s degree and/or MSc degree (with minimum 2.1 honours from primary degree) in biomedical engineering, materials science, regenerative medicine, pharmacy, relevant life sciences or related disciplines.

    Excellent written and oral communication skills are desired.

    Specific skills which would enhance a candidate’s application might include experience in some of the following areas: scaffolds in tissue engineering, nanoparticle formulation and characterisation, cell culture & transfection with DNA/RNA, advanced microscopy and molecular biology experience

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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: included in funding Part Time: N/A

    (International/Non-EEA) Full Time : included in funding Part Time : N/A

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    Bench Fees Full Time: included in funding Part Time: N/A

    Project Summary

    The aim of this project will be to enhance the bone and cartilage-forming potential of materials using DNA or RNA, to control mesenchymal stem cell hypertrophy.

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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

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    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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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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  • 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 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

    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 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

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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 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

    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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  • 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 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

    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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  • 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.

    |

    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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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

    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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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.

    |

    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 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

    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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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

    |

    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 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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  • 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

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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 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

    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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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

    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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  • 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.

    |

    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 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

    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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  • 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

    |

    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 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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  • 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.

    |

    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 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

    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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  • 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.

    |

    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 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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  • 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.

    |

    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 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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  • 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.

    |

    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 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

    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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  • Bioengineering RNA-nanomedicines to Treat Respiratory Disease

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr 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.

    |

    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 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

    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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  • 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.

    |

    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 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

    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 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

    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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  • 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.

    |

    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 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

    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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  • 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.

    |

    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 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

    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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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 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 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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  • 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 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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  • The Development of Webservices for Biosignal Streaming, Management, Processing and Visualisation with Application to Connected Health

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, 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 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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  • 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 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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  • Measurement of Disordered Motor Networks and their Dynamics in Stroke Using EEG- based Effective Connectivity Methods

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, 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

    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 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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  • Closed Loop Digital Therapeutics Using Wearable Sensor Systems

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, 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

    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 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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  • Movement Engineering – Novel measurement and Feedback Systems for Closed Loop Behaviour Modification in the Context of Health

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, 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

    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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • From Antimicrobial Agents to Modulators of the Immune System: Tuning the Activity of Glycolipids

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Trinidad Velasco-Torrijos, 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 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

    • Macrocyclic natural products are often found to be very active as anti-cancer or anti-microbial agents; however, due to their high potency, they can also be very toxic. Therefore, it is important to modulate the activity of this type of compounds to find new, safe and efficient treatments. Glycolipids are naturally occurring compounds,...

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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 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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  • Non-Mendelian Inheritance in Evolutionary Computation

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Diarmuid O'Donoghue, 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 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

    Evolutionary strategies effectively explore complex problem spaces, but have fundamental difficulty in dealing with constraints on these spaces. We are developing an EC framework for solving constrained optimisation problems, making use of ancestors to repair errors introduced by the evolutionary process. Thus, we are exploring a very particular form of non-Mendelian inheritance within evolutionary...

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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 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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  • 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 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 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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  • Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Therapeutics for Type 2 Diabetes

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Stephens, 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 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

    Diabetes (specifically type 2) has been described as the greatest pandemic (currently 350M: China-90M; India-50M) to assail the human species, afflicting all ages and all populations across the globe. It is preceded by a state of insulin resistance, which subsequently develops into full blown type 2 diabetes. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes...

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  • The Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Neurological Therapeutics

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Stephens, 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 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 report by the World Health Organisation estimates that the number affected by neurological disorders worldwide to be at one billion of the global population. It is estimated that the global price of Alzheimer’s disease will exceed $1 trillion by 2030 with 65.7 million people affected, up from 35.6 million people in 2010. There...

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  • Anti-obesity Therapeutics: Design, Synthesis and Evaluation

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Stephens, 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 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

    Obesity is rapidly growing throughout the world and is a very serious medical condition. Often, obesity is the underlying cause of subsequent illnesses including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and arthritis. Lifestyle modification is considered the preferred method for the management of obesity but quite often this is insufficient or unsustainable and in some cases...

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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 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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  • New Asymmetric Organocatalytic Methodologies

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Stephens, 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 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 development of new routes to novel chiral compounds is of great current interest. Chiral synthons are some of the most important subunits found in drug molecules and as a result chiral compounds are of primary biological importance. In 2008, the top 4 selling pharmaceutical products were chiral small molecules with sales between US$7.7...

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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 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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  • New Organic Fluorophores and their Potential Application as Organic Probes in Biomolecular Systems

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Stephens, 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 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

    New organic fluorophores and their potential application as organic probes in biomolecular systems. Fluorescence in the form of spectroscopy and microscopy is probably the single most widely used spectroscopic technique used in the life sciences at the present time. Fluorescence methods are sensitive, non-contact, and quantitative. Furthermore, with the advent of confocal microscopy and...

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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 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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  • New Materials from Old Sugars: The Development of Novel Hydrogels and their Application in Drug Delivery

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Trinidad Velasco-Torrijos, 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 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

    • Gels are a class of semi-solid formulations that can be based on water (hydrogels) or on organic solvents (organogels). Gels have a wide range of applications, but they are especially interesting for drug delivery: due to their physicochemical characteristics, the release of drugs from gel based systems can be controlled very precisely....

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  • Research Ethics Guidelines for Disaster Research

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Dónal O'Mathúna, 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

    • The ideal candidate will have a background in ethics or philosophy and experience in health and social research.

    • Someone with an undergraduate degree in ethics or philosophy and practical experience in humanitarian aid or disaster relief would be an ideal candidate.

    • A public health practitioner or humanitarian responder with some postgraduate training in ethics or a keen interest in ethics should consider applying.

    • A graduate with experience conducting research in disaster settings, and especially in applying for ethical approval of such projects, would be suitable for this PhD project.

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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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    This PhD project will examine ethical issues involved in conducting disaster research, with a particular focus on research in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). The first phase will be a systematic review of existing ethical and legal guidelines for disaster research and for research in LMIC. Consideration will be given to healthcare intervention research...

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  • Composite Intervention to Deter Dementia

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Kate Irving, 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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    Dementia prevelance is increasing almost exponentially with the ageing population. There are about 35 million people worldwide today with dementia. Early intervention in dementia is the expressed aim of every national dementia strategy. However, there is a need to understand much more about why certain interventions work for some people and not for others....

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  • Validation of a Placebo Response Predictor Tool in Contribution of Placebo Analgesia to the Efficacy of Pain Interventions

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Lorraine Boran, 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 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

    The Project concept is to develop and rigorously validate an online psychometric tool that can enable placebo responsiveness to be modelled in pain patients, generate a placebo responsiveness performance score that can be used as a variable in statistical analysis of pain drug efficacy, and also support a priori clinical trial design. Need for PhD:...

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  • Transnational Healthcare Practices of New Migrants in Ireland

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Sabina Stan, 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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    New migrants in Ireland were feared to place an unduly heavy burden on the Irish health and welfare systems. This project addresses the question of migrants’ use of Ireland’s health care system by placing it in the context of migrants’ transnational health care practices in their entirety. It dwells in particular on those more informal...

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  • Biomedical Applications Arising from the Polymerisation of Amino Acid N-carboxyanhydrides

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Andreas Heise, RCSI

    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

    A strong knowledge of organic chemistry and/or polymer chemistry is 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: €5,505 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

    Polymers from amino acids can be obtained by ring opening polymerisation of amino acid N-carboxyanhydrides. These materials are derived from natural building blocks (amino acids), are biocompatible and degradable and are thus ideally suited for biomedical applications. In this project we will develop complex polypeptide architectures capable of carrying a drug payload and selective...

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  • Next-generation Centrifugal Microfluidic Lab-on-a-disc Technologies for Advanced Near-patient Testing

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Jens Ducrée, 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 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

    Within the foreseeable future, health care diagnostics will move closer to the patient, thus enabling more convenient and frequent monitoring towards early-stage diagnostics of cancer, cardiovascular and infectious diseases as well as theranostics / personalized medicine and health monitoring in resource-poor settings. To this end high-performance, cost efficient and compact sample-to-answer diagnostic platforms will...

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  • Physical Inactivity and Insulin Resistance

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Donal O'Gorman, 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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    Physical inactivity contributes to insulin resistance and is associated with decreased muscle mass and cardiovascular physiology. This project will investigate the cellular and molecular alterations associated with physical inactivity in human skeletal muscle and explore the specific contribution of altered metabolism using whole body in vivo and cell based in vitro experiments.

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  • Diagnostics & Prognostics for Cardiovascular Health

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Ronan Murphy, 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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    This project looks at the following aspects of Cardiovascular health: • Cardiovascular epigenomics. • Novel Circulating Cellular and Molecular Multimarkers (Circulating Endothelial Cells, Endothelial Progenitor Cells, Cellular Microparticles and Exosomes, miRNA): Elucidating the Role of Exercise and Diet on Vascular Competence...

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  • Deep Learning based Segmentation of Mitochondria Microscopy Data

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Paul F Whelan, 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

    The ideal candidate should have:

    • a background in electronic engineering, computer science or a related discipline

    • a background in computer vision and/or machine learning along with a solid mathematical ability

    • excellent programming skills (C/C++/Matlab/Python) – programming experience in CUDA and/or parallel computing would be a strong plus, an interest in biological vision and/or computational/cognitive neuroscience is a plus

    • excellent communicative skills (spoken and written)

    Ideally the applicant would hold a relevant Master’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent.

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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 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

    Recent advances in cellular and subcellular microscopy demonstrated its potential towards unravelling the mechanisms of various diseases at the molecular level. From a computer vision perspective nano-imaging is an inherently complex environment. For the image analysis of intracellular organisms such as mitochondria in high-resolution microscopy, new techniques which are capable of handling high-throughput data...

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  • Cognitive Reinforcement for Independent Living

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Paul F Whelan, 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

    The ideal candidate should have:

    • a background in electronic engineering, computer science or a related discipline

    • a background in computer vision and/or machine learning along with a solid mathematical ability

    • excellent programming skills (C/C++/Matlab/Python) – programming experience in CUDA and/or parallel computing would be a strong plus, an interest in biological vision and/or computational/cognitive neuroscience is a plus

    • excellent communicative skills (spoken and written)

    Ideally the applicant would hold a relevant Master’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent.

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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 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

    For those with intellectual disabilities (ID), living independently is one of the essential needs and a right recognised by United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Assistive technologies provide a huge independence for people with ID by enabling them to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish,...

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  • Dynamic 3D Facial Analysis (4D Facial Function as an Index of Brain Dysfunction)

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Paul F Whelan, 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

    The ideal candidate should have:
    • a background in electronic engineering, computer science or a related discipline

    • a background in computer vision and/or machine learning along with a solid mathematical ability

    • excellent programming skills (C/C++/Matlab/Python) – programming experience in CUDA and/or parallel computing would be a strong plus, an interest in biological vision and/or computational/cognitive neuroscience is a plus

    • excellent communicative skills (spoken and written)

    Ideally the applicant would hold a relevant Master’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent.

    |

    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 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

    The ability to measure dynamic facial features has a wide range of applications including computer control, biometrics and medical (in particular facial surgery and diseases of early brain development, such as Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome and schizophrenia). This project aims to develop robust and highly accurate dynamic imaging systems to quantify and characterise...

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  • Mitochondrial Function, Metabolic Flexibility and Insulin Sensitivity

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Donal O'Gorman, 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.

    |

    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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    Energy expenditure and substrate utilisation are central to maintaining insulin sensitivity. This project will explore how human exercise regulates mitochondrial gene expression and function and ascertain if there is a link with changes in insulin sensitivity. It will also involve in vitro experimentation to investigate the mechanistic changes that underpin the adaptations.

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  • Genetic Regulatory Networks

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martin Crane, 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.

    |

    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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    Much of the emphasis in genomics research is less now on cataloguing genes, than on determining function and regulation. High-throughput data, generated from e.g. extended microarray technologies, knockout studies and novel sequencing techniques are heterogeneous and must be integrated and analysed.  Evolutionary Algorithm techniques offer a way of reconciling data types and determining dynamics...

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  • Fluorescent Probes for Detection of Brain Plaque Proteins, Prevalent in Alzheimer’s and Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Tia Keyes, 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.

    |

    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 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

    Amyloid plaques within brain tissue are a feature common to many neurological diseases includeing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), Gerstmann-Sträussler syndrome (GSS), Parkinsons disease, Alzheimers and in scrapie, a prion disease of animals, amyloid plaques have been shown to be composed of prion proteins (PrP), which form filaments. Diagnosis of disease...

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  • Develop High Sensitivity, Multiplexed Approaches to Amplification (PCR) Free In-vitro Detection and Cellular Bioimaging of Disease Biomarkers

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Robert Forster, 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 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

    This programme will develop high sensitivity, multiplexed approaches to amplification (PCR) free in vitro detection and cellular bioimaging of disease biomarkers such as upregulated proteins, antibodies and nucleic acids. Multiplexing will allow a small panel of biomarkers to be detected thus improving early diagnosis and effective treatment of disease. The two approaches...

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  • Generation of Novel Detection and Treatment Strategies for Prostate Cancer

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Richard O'Kennedy, 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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    This project involves the production of antibodies to biomarkers of prostate cancer, their use in developing an early-stage diagnostic test and , ultimately, use of an antibody-based bifunctional approach to image and treat prostate cancer. We have a team of researchers in DCU and our affiliates linked to international collaborators, working on prostate cancer....

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  • Generation of novel detection strategies for Cardiovascular disease

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Richard O'Kennedy, 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.

    |

    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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    This project involves the production of antibodies to biomarkers of cardiovascular, use of highly engineered recombinant antibodies to selected markers and their application in developing an early-stage diagnostic test. We envisage use of a microfluidics-based biochip as the detection platform and linking this to early diagnosis and disease management. We have very considerable expertise...

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  • Generation of Novel Detection and Treatment Strategies for Microbial Infections in Food such as Poultry

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Richard O'Kennedy, 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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    This project involves the production of antibodies to listeria, salmonella and campylobacter, major food contaminants causing sickness and major food losses. The antibodies will be used in developing an early-stage diagnostic test to ensure food safety. We have a team of researchers in DCU and our affiliates, linked to international collaborators, working on food...

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  • Biocatalysis: Enhancing Performance of the Enzyme Horseradish Peroxidase Through Recombinant Strategies

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Ciaran Fagan, 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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    This project will combine wet-bench enzymology with bioinformatics to investigate the biochemical properties of a resurrected 100 million year-old ancient plant peroxidase, the most recent common ancestor of the industrially-useful horseradish and soybean peroxidases. This ancient enzyme (i) is unique to our laboratory, (ii) has been inferred very reliably from extant sequences and (iii)...

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  • Novel Recombinant Bio-ligands in the Identification and Characterisation of Changes to the Cellular Glycome following Virus Infection of Host Cells

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Dermot Walls, 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.

    |

    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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    The objective is to use a panel of novel recombinant bio-ligands to identify and characterise changes to the cellular glycome that occur following virus infection of host cells, in particular those associated with early stage apoptosis and that may contribute to oncogenic transformation.

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  • Profiling miRNAs, mRNAs and Protein Expression in CHO Cell Clones for Biopharma Production (a)

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Niall Barron, 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.

    |

    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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    We have generated a panel of fast-growing, apoptosis-resistant CHO cell lines using a combination of genetic engineering and environmental selection. Both these characteristics are highly desirable in cells used in Biopharmaceutical production. This project will focus on investigating and characterising the molecular mechanisms underlying this behaviour using a combination of gene and protein profiling.

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  • Profiling miRNAs, mRNAs and Protein Expression in CHO Cell Clones for Biopharma Production (b)

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Niall Barron, 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.

    |

    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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    Our group has shown miR-7 to have a significant role in CHO cell proliferation and have generated a significant amount of data on the genes and proteins whose expression it regulates (Barron et al.,2011 b; Meleady et al 2012b). We have recently verified direct interaction (using reporter-3’UTR studies) between miR-7 and two genes/proteins identified...

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  • Role of Cytokines in the Modulation of Human Blood-brain Barrier (BBB) Phenotype

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Phil Cummins, 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.

    |

    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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    Human brain microvascular endothelial cell models will be employed to investigate how pro- inflammatory cytokines associated with brain injury and stroke (e.g. TNF-a, IL-6) modify tight junction proteins (e.g. occludin and claudin-5) at the transcriptional and post-translational levels with consequences for BBB permeability. Co-immunoprecipitation studies will also be employed in conjunction with LC-MS/MS in...

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  • Pancreatic Beta Cell Failure and Lipotoxicity: Opportunities for Lipoprotection

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rosaleen Devery, 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.

    |

    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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    Research has shown that long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids exert powerful cytoprotective effects in beta cells during exposure to toxic stimuli (chronic exposure to saturated fatty acids, proinflammatory cytokines). Moreover, increased fatty acid desaturation and enhanced expression of stearoyl coenzyme A desaturase...

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  • Lipid Metabolism in Cancer : Biomarkers of Risk and Targets for Novel Cancer Therapeutics

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rosaleen Devery, 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.

    |

    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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    Based on research by ourselves and others, long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) including conjugated fatty acids are known to be important lipid signalling molecules that modulate growth of cancer cells. Following on from studies showing that conjugated fatty acids suppress cell...

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  • Understanding the Immune Suppressive Mechanisms of Helminth Derived Molecules

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Sandra O'Neill, 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.

    |

    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 Part Time: €3,302

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

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

    Project Summary

    Helminths negatively impact upon the outcome of important infectious diseases including malaria, HIV and TB that require Th1 immunity for protection while ironically protect against Th1-mediated autoimmune diseases in human populations. Helminths are potent suppressors of Th1 immune responses which explain these correlations. As a model to understand how helminths suppress Th1 immune responses...

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