Join our team

At UCD Charles Institute, our focus is on providing dedicated research programmes and infrastructure to support the future training of healthcare professionals dedicated to curing skin disease. We are a vibrant and internationally diverse team of people working across dermatology and related disciplines. Our state-of-the-art research facility is located on University College Dublin's Belfield campus to the south of Dublin city centre. Our associated dermatology clinics are located at St Vincent’s University Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

Current Vacancies

PhD Psoriasis Project under supervision of Prof. Desmond Tobin & Prof. Brian Kirby.

A PhD position is now available in the Charles Institute of Dermatology to investigate how epidermis remodeling in the common skin disorder Psoriasis may regulate melanocyte number.  The project will investigate if Psoriasis could be a useful model for aiding our understanding how melanocyte proliferation and apoptosis is regulated. Dysregulation of the later is a prominent feature of melanoma. 

Job Description

PhD Project Title: Melanocyte behavior in chronic plaque psoriasis: modeling of melanocyte proliferation and apoptosis during disease progression and remission for insights into the control of melanoma.

Supervisor: Prof. Desmond Tobin & Prof. Brian Kirby

Stipend & Fees: The successful candidate will receive a tax-free stipend of €18,500 perannum and their registration fees (EU/Homes students only) will be covered. The position is funded for four years.

Application Procedure: Please send a CV and accompanying documentation including references to Prof. Desmond Tobin,Email address: desmond.tobin@ucd.ie

Closing Date: Monday 26th November 2018 at 17:00

 

PHD Melanoma Project under supervision of Dr. Christina Kiel.

A  PhD position is now available  in  the  Charles Institute  of Dermatology  and  Systems Biology Ireland, University College Dublin, to investigate how cellular signaling pathways are quantitatively rewired in melanocytes and melanomasfollowing microenvironmental cues and cell intrinsic factors.

Job Description

‌PhD Project Title: Quantitative analysis of signaling pathway rewiring in melanocytes and melanomas mediated by microenvironmental cues and cell intrinsic factors.

Supervisor: Dr. Christina Kiel

Stipend & fees: The successful candidate will receive a tax-free stipend of €18,500 per annum. €6,810 will be made available towards registration fees per annum. The position is funded for four years.

Application procedure: Please send a CV and accompanying documentation including references to Dr Christina Kiel. Email address: christina.kiel@ucd.ie

Closing date: Applications should be received by November 18 2018.

 

Fellowship Opportunities 

We are keen to strengthen our existing efforts or open up new aspects of research. To support these initiatives, we would be delighted to host PhD, postdoctoral or visiting fellowships. The following organisations offer a range of PhD and postdoctoral research fellowships. This list is not exhaustive and we are happy to discuss suitable funding opportunities that may be of interest to you. If you are interested in discussing a research fellowship, please contact one of our principal investigators or charles@ucd.ie

Science Foundation IrelandIrish Research Council FellowshipsIrish Research Council Postgraduate ProgrammesHealth Research Board Marie Curie FellowshipsWellcome Trust FellowshipsEuropean Research Council Grants

UCD is an Equal Opportunities Employer