PhD Search Results


  • The Function of Anti-viral Stress Granules

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martina Schroeder, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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


    Additional requirements

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • Computer Music Systems and Languages

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Victor Lazzarini, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • 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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  • Understanding the Impact of Shift Work Schedules on Circadian Rhythms

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Andrew Coogan, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Sean Commins, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • EEG Media Analytics

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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


    Additional requirements

    Specify minimun educational requirements and any particular knowledge/skills required/desirable

    Eligibility: Applicants should hold a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a relevant subject such as electronics, computer, communication engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, physics, or mathematics.

    Candidates should also have a strong interest in neurophysiology, signal processing and machine learning.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    We live in a data rich world, where almost everything we do results in a data record being created and stored somewhere. Our vision is to create a healthier, safer, more productive world by empowering a data-driven society to enable better decisions by individuals, communities, business and governments. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics...

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  • 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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  • Measurement of Disordered Motor Networks and their Dynamics in Stroke Using EEG- based Effective Connectivity Methods

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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


    Additional requirements

    Potential applicants should have a high honors degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or a cognate discipline such as Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or Cognitive Science.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Stroke is the leading cause of physical disability. Recovery is driven by neuroplasticity – a property of the brain which compensates for damaged networks. For many survivors, recovery is not complete and the associated neurological symptoms can be related to pathophysiological motor and compensatory networks that have arisen from the reorganization process. The emerging...

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  • 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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  • Closed Loop Digital Therapeutics Using Wearable Sensor Systems

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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


    Additional requirements

    Applicants should hold a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a relevant subject such as electronics/computer/communication engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, physics, or mathematics. Candidates should also have a strong interest in physiology, music, software, signal processing and mobile application development.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Closed loop Digital Therapeutics using Wearable Sensor Systems: The project aims to investigate novel measurement and feedback systems for closed loop behavior modification in the context of health – an approach termed digital therapeutics. More specifically the project involves the integration of multiple sensor systems, music feedback, sensor fusion methods and machine learning over...

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

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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


    Additional requirements

    Specify minimun educational requirements and any particular knowledge/skills required/desirable. Eligibility: Applicants should hold a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a relevant subject such as electronics/computer/communication engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering, physics, or mathematics. Candidates should also have a strong interest in physiology, music, software, signal processing and mobile application development.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    The project aims to investigate novel measurement and feedback systems for closed loop behavior modification in the context of health – an approach termed digital therapeutics. More specifically the project involves the integration of multiple wearable sensor systems, music feedback, sensor fusion methods and machine learning over cloud infrastructure to implement preventative and restorative medicine. The...

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

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Tomas Ward, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Connected health offers a health care delivery model which can optimise use of scarce medical resources in a flexible, efficient and distributed fashion. It is primarily driven by technology and where in the past the development of the communications infrastructure needed for the types of intervention required was challenging the advent of wireless technologies,...

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  • Understanding the Effects of Pulsitility on the Neural Control of Blood Pressure

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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


    Additional requirements

    A good bachelors/masters degree in biomedical engineering or electronic/control engineering. Project will require collaboration with both engineers and health professionals, as well as phsiologists.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering Research Group within the Dept. of Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University covers a range of research areas including physiology modelling and control analysis,brain-computer interfacing, stroke rehabilitation and medical imaging. In humans and animals with healthy hearts, the pulsatility of blood flow is taken for granted. However, where left ventricular assist devices...

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  • Automatic Classification of Gate Penalties in Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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


    Additional requirements

    The candidate should have a good degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline. The project will involve the development of both electronic hardware and software and the candidate must also have a good mathematical ability, in order to design a classifier that can distinguish between genuine pole ‘hits’ and pole movement due to other ambient disturbances. The creation of a professional user interface to the system is also required.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    The Dept. of Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University is involved in a wide range of research projects which combine the use of sensor technology with computational intelligence to solve a range of real-world problems. Many people will be familiar with the use of ‘Hawkeye’ which is used to provide an independent assessment of line...

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  • Algebraic Modelling of Wave Energy Devices

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor John Ringwood, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

    (EEA*) Full Time: €5,500 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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  • 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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  • Measuring Natural Rhythms Using the Perceptual Centre

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering Research Group brings together researchers from the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, psychology and clinical medicine to solve problems in biology, medicine and human health. Currently our research work focuses on neurorehabilitation technology, psychoperception, functional brain imaging, neural engineering, physiological modelling, and biophotonics. The perceptual centre (P-Centre) of a sound is fundamental...

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  • 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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  • Raman spectroscopy and statistical classification algorithms for disease diagnosis

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan Hennelly, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering group has a mission to seek new knowledge in understanding biological systems through innovative engineering science approaches and to harness this understanding for the synthesis of new devices, algorithms, techniques and systems that advance biology, medicine and human health. Raman spectroscopy is a form of vibrational microscopy where each...

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  • Impact-Based Modelling and Design of Mobile Telecommunication Networks

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Ronan Farrell, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    One of the greatest challenges in design future mobile phone networks is predicting how the network will be used. Our group has accessed to the usage records for a complete network – comprising of voice, text and data records. Our objective is to construct a usage model for a telecommunications network – based on...

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  • 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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  • Digital Predistortion for RF Power Amplifier using Sparse Sampling

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Ronan Farrell, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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


    Additional requirements

    This work would be highly attractive to students with a deep interest in digital signal processing and a background knowledge of electronic circuits.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Predistortion is a technique that allows you to correct for errors in a device by modifying the signal before it enters the design. For example if the device always makes things too large, you make the input slightly smaller so that it comes out at the right value. This is a very valuable technique...

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  • Analog Sound Synthesis Using Programmable Analog Array ICs

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph Timoney, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Up until about 5 years ago it appeared that digital synthesizers and audio equipment would completely replace the older analog models as the quality and speed of the algorithms and processing technology was improving exponentially. Analog equipment was to become an expensive speciality product. However, recent years has seen a significant return of analog...

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  • Reconfigurable Radios for White-Space Spectrum

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Ronan Farrell, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Spectrum is a rare and finite resource and the spectrum regulators understand that existing spectrum is not being used efficiently and they are beginning to allow existing spectrum to be used by other radio systems – provided that they do not interfere. One of the challenges of achieving this is to have radios that...

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  • Novel Sound Synthesis Algorithms Using Time-varying Filters

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Joseph Timoney, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Sound synthesis is the science of creating oscillators. That is, essentially building algorithms that generate sound, either to mimic a known sound such as a guitar, or to design something completely new. A new, exciting approach for musical sound synthesis has arisen from recent work on time-varying allpass filters that are driven by particular...

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  • Evolving Intelligent Behaviour in Cooperating Robots

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Achieving intelligent and effective cooperation between multiple robots in a dynamic environment is a challenging problem, particularly when robots have limited computational power and sensing abilities. In addition, unlike simulations, robots operating in a real environment must also contend with communication difficulties and inaccurate or incomplete sensory data. This project will investigate the integration...

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  • Specification and Verification for Reflective Software

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rosemary Monahan, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Reflection and dynamic adaptation are increasingly important techniques in software architecture, allowing a software system to choose and change implementations of services at run-time. From distributed systems to middleware, a range of software and framework architecturesnow use reflection at run-time, generating significant challenges for traditional software engineering techniques based on a static model of...

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  • Biologically Inspired Robot Motion Planning and Execution

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Low cost robots typically have limited computational power and sensing abilities. As a consequence motion planning and execution on such robots is often implemented in a rather simple manner which uses different control strategies for different movements and has an inability to plan or execute movements which humans take for granted. This project will...

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  • 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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  • Clean Slate Radio

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Software Defined Radio (SDR) is motivated primarily by the need for flexibility and reconfigurability in a multi-standard wireless communications platform that avoids unnecessary redundancy. Unfortunately, SDR solutions today are complex, expensive, and typically consume significantly more power than a dedicated hardware design for a given level of performance. Much of the reason for this...

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  • 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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  • Mobile Network in the Cloud

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Today’s mobile network consists of a mix of technologies including 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile, WiFi and new network architectures which include very small (pico and femto) mobile cells. The complexity of such a mixed network is difficult for mobile operators to manage, optimise, and scale. Much of this complexity relates to the network’s...

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  • Theoretical Neurobiology and Challenges to Optimality

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Barak A Pearlmutter, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    The brain holds mysteries we wish to unravel. Why do we sleep? Why does losing a leg often result in phantom limb precepts? Why does loss of vision often lead to non-psychotic high-level episodic visual hallucinations while loss of hearing often leads to continuous low-level auditory hallucinations? Why does Deep Brain Stimulation often ameliorate...

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  • Scaling the Mobile Network for Massive Transactions Per Second

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    In a mobile network there is signalling overhead associated with making each connection (for a voice call, SMS, or smart phone app update). The explosion of smart phone popularity coupled with apps which frequently transfer small amounts of synchronisation data has greatly increased the number of signalling transactions per second that must be handled...

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  • High Speed Lensless Holographic Microscope for Imaging Particles in Large Volumes of Fluid Flow with Applications in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan Hennelly, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering group has a mission to seek new knowledge in understanding biological systems through innovative engineering science approaches and to harness this understanding for the synthesis of new devices, algorithms, techniques and systems that advance biology, medicine and human health. Holographic microscopy involves capturing an interference pattern between an object...

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  • Finding the Perceptual Centre’s Neuroelectric Signature

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Rudi Villing, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    The Biomedical Engineering Research Group brings together researchers from the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, psychology and clinical medicine to solve problems in biology, medicine and human health. Currently our research work focuses on neurorehabilitation technology, psychoperception, functional brain imaging, neural engineering, physiological modelling, and biophotonics.The perceptual centre (P-Centre) of a sound is fundamental to...

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  • Design of Optoelectronic Raman Spectroscopy System for Real Time Multicomponent Blood Serum Analysis

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Bryan Hennelly, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    This project deals with the design of an optical Raman Spectrometer that can be used to determine the concentrations of numerous biochemical constituents in the blood in real time. This project involves the design of a novel optical system that employs a tunable laser, a liquid core optical fiber, and a coded aperture. The...

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  • Understanding the Mechanism of Action of Gliotoxin on Aspergillus Spp

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Sean Doyle, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Gliotoxin is one of the major virulence factors involved in the augmentation of aspergillosis caused due to human infection by the various species of Aspergillus. Our work, published in high impact journals has sought to dissect the gliotoxin biosynthetic pathway in A. fumigatus and understand the self-protection mechanism operated by the organism against its...

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  • Non-Mendelian Inheritance in Evolutionary Computation

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Diarmuid O'Donoghue, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • Phosphopantetheinylation, the Basis of a Novel Biomolecular Labelling Technology

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Sean Doyle, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Chemical modification of proteins is central to the investigation of protein function and the biotechnological use of proteins as diagnostic or biopharmaceutical reagents. This project is designed to further explore enzyme-mediated 4’-phosphopantetheinyl transferase (PPTase) can affinity label specific acceptor motifs within target proteins using affinity-labelled coenzyme A analogues. The approach represents a valid strategy...

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  • Systems Biology Analysis and Applications of Human and Plant Pathogenic Fungi

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Sean Doyle, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    This Biomedical Science PhD project is aimed at revealing the hidden molecular biology of this unique human pathogen to enable antifungal drug target identification.

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

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Stephens, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • The Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Neurological Therapeutics

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Stephens, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • Anti-obesity Therapeutics: Design, Synthesis and Evaluation

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Stephens, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • How do Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells Modulate the Immune Response in a Model of Acute Graft versus Host Disease?

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Karen English, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    GvHD is the main complication associated with allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation and manifests as a severe inflammatory condition affecting multiple organs. It represents a major contribution to transplant related mortality. Roughly 50% of patients undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation develop GvHD of varying severity and a proportion of these patients develop...

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  • New Asymmetric Organocatalytic Methodologies

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Stephens, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • Characterisation of the Interaction of Fungal-Bacterial Complex (F-BC) with the Pulmonary Immune Response

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Kevin Kavanagh, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    The filamentous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus is an important secondary co-pathogen of patients affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) or asthma, and may kill up to 3% of all patients who die in hospitals. The fungus can grow in the mucous secretions in the CF lung and secrete toxins and allergens that provoke an allergic response....

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

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr John Stephens, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • Understanding SHP-1 in Immune Signalling Pathways

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Marion Butler, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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


    Additional requirements

    Candidates must have a minimum of a high 2.1 or a first class Hons degree in the Biomedical science area.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    SHP-1 is an SH2 domain containing protein tyrosine phosphatase that acts as a negative regulator of several signalling pathways including the T and B cell, cytokine, growth factor as well as TLR signalling pathways. Immune cells from patients with Multiple Sclerosis and lymphomas show reduced expression of SHP-1. SHP-1 deficient mice display reduced numbers...

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

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Trinidad Velasco-Torrijos, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • The Role of IRF7 in Innate Immunity

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Martina Schroeder, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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


    Additional requirements

    Solid background in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and an interest in immune signalling pathways.

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    IRF7 is a transcription factor that has been termed a ‘master regulator’ of type I interferon production. Type I interferons are crucially important for anti-viral innate immune responses, but an excessive production has been linked with autoimmune disorders, such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Despite the obvious importance of IRF7 for controlling interferon production, we...

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

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Trinidad Velasco-Torrijos, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

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

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  • How do Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells Avoid Rejection in a Model of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Professor Bernard P Mahon, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality globally, and there are currently few effective therapies. During COPD immunological and inflammatory process contribute to a destruction of the alveoli (emphysema) and a thickening of the conducting airways. Adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are a type of stromal cell that...

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  • Similarity Based Matching for Reuse of Software Specification

    Maynooth University

    Principal Investigator: Dr Diarmuid O'Donoghue, Maynooth University

    Start Date: Flexible

    Minimum academic requirements

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

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

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    Minimum English Language Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

    Project Summary

    This project brings together the work of two research groups: Software Verification from the Principles of Programming research group and Analogy (Case Based Reasoning) from the Cognitive Science research group. The Grand Challenges Exercise, an enterprise of the UK Computing Research Committee revived the challenge of the construction and application of a verifying compiler....

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