PhD Search Results


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Polyethylene-like Polymers from Renewable Resources

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Andreas Heise, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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


    Additional requirements

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • 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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  • Oral Delivery of Biotech Cargoes

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr Fiona O’Brien, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • Nature’s Antibiotic Mimetics

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Professor Marc Devocelle, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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


    Additional requirements

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 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.

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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

    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.

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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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  • Synthesis and Screening of Novel Analogues of Natural Licochalcones

    RCSI

    Principal Investigator: Dr James Barlow, RCSI

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

    A high standard of written and spoken English is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (EEA*) Full Time: €6,550 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.

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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

    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.

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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

    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.

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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 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.

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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

    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.

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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 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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  • Spatial Correlation Structures Implied by Spatial Autoregressive Models and the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martin Charlton, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    The NCG is a diverse multidisciplinary research group in the spatial sciences. The PI is one of the developers of Geograohically Weighted Regression, and has been leading researcher in spatial modelling and geohgraphic information systems for over 25 years. Spatial correlation structures implied by spatial autoregressive models and the modifiable areal unit problem. The...

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  • Visualisation Methods for Exploring Spatial Correlation Structures

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martin Charlton, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • Algebraic Modelling of Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    An important step in the analysis and performance of wave energy devices is the development of a mathematical model for the device. In general, researchers and practitioners rely heavily on numerical codes to calculate hydrodynamic parameters, resulting in a lack of transparency from the model parameters through to the device geometry. As a result,...

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  • High Level Energy-maximising Control for Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    By intelligently manipulating the resistance that a wave energy device presents to the wave motion, the energy captured by a wave energy device can be significantly increased, in some cases by up to a factor of 4. The control system, which specifies this resistance, uses measurements of the incoming wave elevation and the predicted...

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  • Low Level Control Design for Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    COER is engaged in basic and applied research in aspects of ocean energy related to device and resource mathematical modelling, device and drive train optimisation and energy maximising control strategies. COER also patents and licenses some of its research output. An important aspect in maximising the energy captured by a wave energy device is...

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  • Wave Field Estimation for Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    COER is engaged in basic and applied research in aspects of ocean energy related to device and resource mathematical modelling, device and drive train optimisation and energy maximising control strategies. COER also patents and licenses some of its research output. For wave energy devices, optimal energy extraction (via a suitable control algorithm) relies on...

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  • Characterisation of Atmospheric Gravity Waves at Mid- and High-latitudes

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Frank Mulligan, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Gravity waves (GW), or more accurately, buoyancy waves have become a subject of intense study in recent years because quantifying their influence is essential for simulations of climate change scenarios. Global circulation models (GCMs) employed for such simulations must include some form of parameterization scheme to represent the transfer of momentum by gravity waves...

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  • Development of Terahertz Optical Analysis Tools

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Niel Trappe, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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


    Additional requirements

    Submission of CV & personal statement

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    The next generation of space missions targeting the terahertz band (300GHz -3.0THz) will require large-format arrays of extremely sensitive detectors. The development of Transition Edge Sensor (TES) array technology is being developed for future Far-Infrared (FIR) space applications such as the SAFARI instrument for SPICA where low-noise and high sensitivity is required to achieve...

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  • Optics for Far-Infrared Wavelengths with Applications in Space Telescopes and Medical Imaging

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor J. Anthony Murphy, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    In the far infrared at wavelengths longer than about 1 mm optical design of compact systems is dominated by diffraction effects and requires an approach known as quasi-optics. At Maynooth University we have been involved in the development of this field and our recognized expertise has led us to becoming core members of the...

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  • On the Curvature and Topology of Riemannian Manifolds Admitting an Isometric Lie Group Action of Low Cohomogeneity

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor David Wraith, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    A manifold is a basic type of topological object. If we equip a manifold with a Riemannian metric (something we can do in many ways), then concepts such as distance, angles and volume make sense for our manifold. In other words, a Riemannian metric provides the manifold with geometry. Understanding the relationship between the...

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  • Mathematics of Social Networks

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Oliver Mason, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    The Hamilton Institute is a multi-disciplinary research centre established at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in November 2001. The Institute seeks to provide a bridge between mathematics and its applications in ICT and biology. Understanding how information and rumours propagate through a population is a key question in modern society with relevance to...

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  • Wave Energy Converter Location Specific Design Analysis

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph Timoney, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Ocean wave energy has the potential to become a significant source of renewable energy in the future. Currently the projected cost of wave energy is comparatively high, further research and development is necessary to reduce this cost. The energy yield, device costs and optimal device design are all strongly dependant on the wave resource...

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  • Higher Level Automatic Differentiation

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Barak A Pearlmutter, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Higher Level Automatic Differentiation. We are adding first-class exact derivative-taking operators with guaranteed complexity properties to programming languages, and making these systems very fast. This involves compiler work but also theoretical work in lambda calculus, type theory, etc.

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  • Calculus of Machine Learning

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Barak A Pearlmutter, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Derivation and implementation of many machine learning algorithms is currently a manual process. This project is to use higher level languages, as well as type theory and first-class differentiation operators, to make a compositional system able to express and implement broad classes of algorithms both very succinctly, and very efficiently.

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  • EUV and X-ray Spectra of Colliding High-Z Plasmas of Interest for Light Sources and Tokamak Plasma Facing Wall Materials

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Costello, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    When a high power laser is focused on a solid material in vacuo a hot and dense plasma is formed. The plasma temperature can reach many millions of degrees and it can emit brightly at extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and X-ray wavelengths. Such laser produced plasmas are becoming the source of choice for application in...

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  • Understanding how Plasmas Produce Chemical Radicals that are Useful for Biomedical Applications such as Wound Healing, Cancer Treatment and Decontamination

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Miles Turner, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    These are novel applications of plasmas that may have large impact on the future of health care. But the basics are poorly understood, and this is an impediment to realising these exciting prospects. The aim is combine experimental and computational approaches to gain insight into basic processes, with immediate impact on applications.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ultrafast Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (UF-LIBS)

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Costello, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

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

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

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 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

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy or LIBS is an analytical technique that has grown rapidly in usage in recent years. The sample of interest is vaporized and ionized at the focus of an intense laser beam and the resulting optical emission is spectroscopically analyzed to determine the concentrations of the atomic and/ or molecular constituents...

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  • An Assessment of the Importance of Three-dimensional Processes in Hydrodynamic Modelling of Estuarine and Coastal Environments

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Yan Delaure, 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: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    The vast majority of hydrodynamic and ecological models used to assess the environmental impact of urban waste water discharges have relied on two dimensional depth integrated (2D+1) hydrodynamic models rather than full three dimensional (3D) simulations. The approximation is generally deemed suitable when strong stratification does not occur which is generally the case in...

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  • Double Pulse Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (DP-LIBS) with Femtosecond and Nanosecond Laser Excitation and Reheating

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Costello, DCU

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements 

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

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

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,505 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

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy or LIBS is an analytical technique that has grown rapidly in usage in recent years. The sample of interest is vaporized and ionized at the focus of an intense laser beam and the resulting optical emission is spectroscopically analyzed to determine the concentrations of the atomic and/ or molecular constituents...

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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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  • Controlled Growth of Aligned ZnO Nanowires with Specific Top Facet Chemical Terminations for Use as Optimised Field Emitters

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Enda McGlynn, 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 project will study the controlled growth of aligned ZnO nanowires with specific top facet chemical terminations (Zn- or O-) for use as optimised field emitters. ZnO is a promising material for cold-cathode field emission (which has applications in next generation display technology) and nanostructures of ZnO, due to their small sizes, controllable distribution...

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  • Growth and Characterisation of P-type CuAlO2 for Applications in Optoelectronics

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Enda McGlynn, 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 project will explore the possibilities of for high quality, low cost growth of p-type CuAlO2 films, for applications in optoelectronics. P-type oxide materials are quite rare and the possibility to grow novel, high quality p-type oxide materials opens up applications in heterojunction bipolar optoelectronic devices. Growth methods such as vapour phase transport and...

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  • Metal Oxide/Graphene Nano-heterostructures

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Enda McGlynn, 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 project will examine the growth of metal oxide nanostructures with lithographically enhanced light harvesting capabilities on graphene with a view to exploring its potential for applications in photovoltaics . The nature of the growth of lithographically structured metal oxide nanostructures, such as TiO2, on graphene and especially the properties of the interface,...

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  • Study of the Defect Symmetry Properties of Dopant Species in Single Crystal ZnO

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Enda McGlynn, 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 project will investigate the defect symmetries of the various shallow dopant species commonly found in ZnO as well as deeper lying centres. These defects are responsible for the background n-type doping that is found in all ZnO materials, and only by thoroughly understanding the defect structure and properties can researchers hope to produce...

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  • Multiwavelength Study of the Particle Acceleration in the Gamma-ray Loud Binaries

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Masha Chernyakova, 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 study of the sky using the most energetic photons – gamma-ray astronomy - plays a crucial role in detecting and exploring high-energy phenomena in the Universe. Interpreting these observations is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary research field at the interface of astronomy, cosmology and high energy physics. Observations conducted over recent years with new...

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  • Study of the High-energy Emission from the Galactic Ceneter

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Masha Chernyakova, 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 centre of our galaxy (GC) hosts the nearest super-massive black hole to the solar system, identified with the compact radio source Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). With an estimated mass of few million solar masses this SMBH is extremely weak at nearly all wavelengths. The aim of this project is to investigate the present...

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  • Organic Nanostructures on Semiconductor Surfaces

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tony Cafolla, 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

    Over the past decade there has been growing interest in the development of improved strategies for chemical functionalisation and patterning of organic monolayers on surfaces due to emerging applications in microelectronics and the development of new molecular electronic devices. Accordingly, many experimental and theoretical...

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  • Development of a Numerical Wave Tank for Modelling of Wave Energy Systems

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Yan Delaure, 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: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    Computational modelling of wave-induced hydrodynamics is routinely used in the design of a wide range of marine structures including wave energy devices. Most existing computational models rely on extremely efficient methods capable of modelling large three dimensional problems within realistic computational times. This is made possible by neglecting the fluid viscosity and in some...

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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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  • Multiphase Flow as an Anti-biofouling Measure

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Yan Delaure, 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: €6,000 Part Time: €4,000

    Project Summary

    The build-up of biofilms at the interface between solid surfaces and fluids can pose significant problems in a broad range of engineering systems including heat exchangers, marine sensors, biochemical reactors and many more. Microtexturing of the solid surface can enhance certain properties such as superhydrophobicity. This research will investigate how this can be...

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  • Stability of the Cauchy Horizon in Critical Gravitational Collapse of a Perfect Fluid

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Brien Nolan, 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

    A good knowledge of General Relativity will be crucial for this 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

    When a star above the Chandrasekhar mass limit burns all its nuclear fuel, complete gravitational collapse to a space-time singularity ensues. This singularity may be concealed inside a black hole, or may be visible to the external universe – it may be a naked singularity. Such singularities have highly undesirable features, both physical and...

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  • Global Green’s Functions for Gravitational Waves

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Brien Nolan, 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

    Gravitational waves are moving distortions of the gravitational field which various astrophysical phenomena, such as solar mass bodies in orbit around massive black holes, are expected to produce. A global network of gravitational wave detectors is now in place; however,...

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  • Study of Quantum-dash Fabry-Pérot Laser Diode for All-optical Clock Recovery Function in Packet Switching Networks

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Pascal Landais, 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

    The project deals with the theoretical and experimental study of nano-scale active layer semiconductor lasers. From initial investigation these lasers have demonstrated great potential for all-optical clock recovery, which leads to all-optical data processing. The objectives of this project are to simulate the behaviour of this type of lasers in order to find their...

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  • Engineering Resilience for Communities and Societies in Transition

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Barry McMullin, 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

    “Transition” thinking is a recent approach to actively preparing and supporting communities and societies to deal with the complex and unpredictable dynamics of global society encountering serious limits to growth. While the particular threat model necessarily varies between locations and contexts, particular attention is typically focussed on potential instabilities in economic/financial systems, exhaustion of...

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  • Smart City Movement

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Heather Ruskin, 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

    Features of urban environments include multi-modal transport systems, networks of streets, with nodes which can be associated e.g. with building or service location, with transition or congestion hotspots and similarly. The consequent flows of traffic and pedestrians, as well as individual location demands for access, evacuation and crowd control (for example) constitute a highly...

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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.

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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

    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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  • Nanoporous Arrays for Capture and Analysis of Live Cells for Imaging and Disease Detection

    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.

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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 ability to selectively capture and introduce reagent to single intact cells or platelets introduced from cell culture medium or a clinical sample is of significant interest in diagnostics, in pharmacological and physiological studies of drugs/cell interactions and for studying the biochemical behaviour of single cells. This project will focus on (a) The fabrication...

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  • Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Novel Ferrocenyl Bioconjugates as Anti-cancer Agents

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Peter Kenny, 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

    Ferrocenyl naphthoyl amino acid and dipeptide esters are active in vitro against the lung cancer cell lines H1299 and A549 and the melanoma cell lines Sk-Mel-28, HT-144, MalMe-3M and Lox-IMVI. The most active compounds have lower IC50 values compared to the clinically used anticancer agent cisplatin in all of the above cell lines. The...

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  • Development of Nano-antimicrobial Materials for the Reduction or Prevention of Biofouling

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Fiona Regan, 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

    Biofouling is a challenge for any devices that are placed in water for any period of time. The development of strategies for the reduction in biofouling is highly desirable. This PhD project will involve the development of superhydrophobic materials based on nano- particle technology. The nano-particles offer anti-microbial potential and also a mechanism of...

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  • Synthesis, Structural Characterization and Biological Activity of Novel N- (Ferrocenylmethyl) Amino Acid and Dipeptide Benzene-carboxamide Derivatives

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Peter Kenny, 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

    We are interested in the synthesis of ferrocene derivatives with a view to finding new chemotherapeutic agents to aid in the fight against one of the most prolific diseases facing medical science, namely cancer. In the past two decades the use of organometallic compounds in the treatment of cancer has been an active field...

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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.

    |

    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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  • Towards the Development of Low Cost Multi-analyte Enviromental (monitoring) Technologies

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Diamond, 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

    |

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

    Project Summary

    Nowadays, there is great interest in the in-situ monitoring allowing for fast access to time critical data. The challenge is to develop an autonomous device that can be used in remote locations, which ultimately enables dynamic monitoring and tracking of sample composition at multiple locations. Existing analytical methods are very costly and time consuming,...

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  • Synthesis and Application of Polymer Ionic Liquids for Development of Smart, Photo- and Electroactive Materials

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Dermot Diamond, 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

    |

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

    Project Summary

    The following project will utilise the unique customisable properties of ionic liquids (Ils) coupled with polymer chemistry to develop novel materials for sensor technologies and smart materials. The candidates project will be focussed upon the synthesis and development of monomeric ionic liquids and their integration polymer matrices utilising homo-polymer, co-polymer and Interpenetrating polymer network...

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  • Conducting Polymers as Electroactive Materials for Chromatographic Applications

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Aoife Morrin, 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

    |

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

    Project Summary

    Columns housing inert stationary phase monoliths will be modified to behave as thin-layer electrochemical cells to permit commercially-viable, electrochemically-responsive liquid chromatography (LC). This will enable electroactive coatings on stationary phases to be addressed electrochemically. Various modes of chromatographic interaction using electroactive coatings will be studied, including reversed- and normal-phase and ion-exchange, which are viable...

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  • Managing and Interpreting Data from Real-time Environmental Sensing Systems or Networks

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Fiona Regan, 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

    |

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

    Project Summary

    This project will be aligned to other research on environmental monitoring using deployed sensors in freshwater and marine water within MESTECH. The data generated from other projects will be evaluated as part of this PhD. It is the aim of this work to identify if certain sensor data can act as a surrogate for...

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  • Assessing the Role of Soil Microbial Biomass in Global Carbon Cycling

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Brian Kelleher, 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

    |

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

    Project Summary

    Assessing the role of soil microbial biomass in global carbon cycling: Novel application and combination of advanced NMR spectroscopy and Stable Isotope Probing (SIP) on isotopically labelled soil micro-organisms. We have recently conducted research into the study of soil chemolithotrophic cultures in the presence of 13C-labelled carbon...

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  • Low Cost Optical Chemical Sensor for Determination of Algal Blooms or Events in Environmental Waters

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Fiona Regan, 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

    |

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

    Project Summary

    Monitoring waters for pollution events is challenging and can be of high cost. This project will involve the development of a low cost qualitative device based on optical sening. Low cost components including LEDs, sampling, detection, communications etc will be optimised together with data handling. The student can be involved in optimising the...

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  • Marine Gas Seepage Sites: Chemical and Microbiological Understanding of Carbon Dynamics

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Brian Kelleher, 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

    |

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

    Project Summary

    Recent mapping within INFOMAR (the INtegrated Mapping FOr the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s MARine Resource) by the Marine Institute and the Geological Survey of Ireland has provided Ireland with marine datasets of an unprecedented quality. This is, above all, relevant in coastal areas where the resolution of the sonar data and the density of...

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  • A Study of Biofouling in Marine Waters

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Fiona Regan, 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

    |

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

    Project Summary

    Devices deployed in marine waters become covered with biofilm and larger marine biological organisms that impact on the performance of these structures (sensors, deployed platforms, ocean energy systems etc). The stages of biofilm formation are quite well understood however, diatoms play a significant role in fouling and this group may offer new testing species....

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  • Microbial Composition and Chemical Characteristics of Organic Matter Present Under Extreme Conditions in Sediment from the South Pacific Gyre

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Brian Kelleher, 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

    |

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

    Project Summary

    Microbial life and organic matter in sediments beneath mid-ocean gyres is poorly understood. This lack of knowledge of subsurface life is due to a paucity of research on sub- seafloor life in the major ocean gyres, which dominate the open ocean. The South...

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  • Development of Anti-biofouling Materials for Application to Large Marine Infrastructure and Sensing Systems on Ocean Vessels (Doppler)

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Fiona Regan, 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

    Devices deployed in marine waters become covered with biofilm and larger marine biological organisms that impact on the performance of these structures (sensors, deployed platforms, ocean energy systems etc). The aim of this project is to develop novel materials that are long-lasting, robust in the marine environment and have significant anti-fouling effects. The materials...

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  • Polymer Driven Nanoparticle Assembly for MRI

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Dermot Brougham, 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

    In recent years there have been significant advances in the construction of magnetic nanoparticles with controlled size and crystallinity, and in their assembly into single-sized clusters by appropriate choice of surface ligands and/or external stimuli. This has raised the possibility of preparing a new generation of magnetic agents that provide improved tissue contrast in magnetic...

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  • Bio-inpired Design of Novel Anti-fouling Materials for Marine Applications

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Fiona Regan, 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

    Over the years a number of devices and developments have taken knowledge from nature to improve technologies. Here we propose to investigate surface features of marine organisms, fish and crustaceans that do not undergo fouling to inform us on how to develop novel surface topography for the prevention of fouling on deployed structures....

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  • Synthesis and Structural Systematics of n ´ m Isomer Grids

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Gallagher, 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

    Isomer grids of common scaffolds of pharmaceutical drugs (e.g. benzamides) are synthesised and studied to investigate and correlate physicochemical data, polymorphism and isomorphous relationships. The project spans three disciplines of organic chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences, molecular modelling and structural chemistry and is of interest to the pharmaceutical sector.

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  • Development of a Faecal Indicator Sensor – Focusing on Enterococci as a Test Organism

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Fiona Regan, 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

    The bathing water legislation requires that we measure faecal indicators to determine the quality of the water for leisure purposes. However, currently only grab sampling is used followed by standard methods. We propose the development of a faecal indicator sensor based on enzyme-substrate fluorescence. The project will look at optimising the chemistry of...

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  • Utilisation of the Imide Hinge as a Pre-organised Entity in Supramolecular Chemistry

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Gallagher, 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

    The imide group has been relatively under-exploited in supramolecular chemistry in comparison to the amide linker. The project utilises the preorganisation of the imide group as a linker to generate novel foldamer and macrocyclic entities for an examination of their structural and dynamic behaviour. The project has potential application in nanotechnology and as nanomaterials.

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  • Sensing Metal Pollutants at Point of Use

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Professor Fiona Regan, 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

    This is a project looking at the development of robust sensing chemistry, based on calixarenes or other host guest chemistries for determination of metals in water. The project builds on work done previously in MESTECH for determination of lead and nickel. It is the aim to improve detection sensitivity and reproducibility of the response....

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  • Metal Complexes as Two-Dimensional G-Quadruplex DNA-Interacting Substrates.

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Andrew Kellett, 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

    Recently, G-quadruplex DNA has emerged as an attractive target for the development of novel anticancer agents. Guanine-rich DNA sequences have the potential to form planar guanine quartets that self-assemble to give structures called G-quadruplexes (see above figures). Quadruplex forming sequences are over expressed in the promoter regions of many cancer-causing genes (oncogenes) such as...

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  • Development of a Controlled Neurochemical Drug Release Platform: A Microfluidic Channel Employing Nano-structured Conducting Polymer Materials

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Aoife Morrin, 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

    This project will examine a new microfluidic platform integrating a thin-layer electrochemical cell as an ex-vivo drug delivery system. The target application for this system will be the entrapment and controlled release of specific neurochemicals including glutamate and dopamine. This system will be shown to be a minimally invasive, low-cost route to deliver drugs...

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  • Writable Highly Selective Impedimetric Hydrogel-based Sensor Arrays Using Molecularly Imprintedpolymers – Diagnostic Platform for Rapid Sensing of Illegal Steroids in Natural Waters

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Aoife Morrin, 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

    Many highly selective sensors have been developed in recent years. Antibody-based clinical diagnostic tests, such as the pregnancy test strip, are well-established. Also electrochemical sensor platforms based on detecting the product of an immobilized enzyme, such as the blood glucose meter have been available commercially for many years. Electronic noses have been made to...

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  • Synthetic Metallo-Nucleases: Essential Tools for Genome Engineering and Chemotherpeutic Drug Design

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Andrew Kellett, 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

    Synthetic chemical compounds that facilitate DNA cutting are known as cleavage reagents or artificial nucleases. These inorganic reagents are used within the field of biotechnology as tools for gene-manipulation or gene-therapy and significantly, the journal Nature voted its 2011 “Method of the Year” as “Genome Editing with Engineered Nucleases”. Another important feature of artificial...

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  • Desiging Metallo-Anticancer Drugs as Endogenous Generators of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species.

    DCU

    Principal Investigator: Dr Andrew Kellett, 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

    |

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

    Project Summary

    There is now significant evidence showing that many forms of human cancer produce antioxidants, at high concentrations, to promote cell survival. One of the problems now faced by cancer chemotherapy is the “deactivation” of cytotoxic agents by these endogenously produced antioxidants. The pro-oxidant anticancer drug, bleomycin, is known to bind cellular copper(II) or iron(II)...

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