RCSI New PhD Scholars Programme

The RCSI was recently awarded 2 of the 4 Health Research Board (HRB) funded PhD Scholars Programmes, to the value of €5M each. These structured PhD programmes will have phased intakes of postgraduates over the next 4 years.

The first of these programmes brings together the complementary skills of researchers from RCSI, Beaumont Hospital and Dublin City University in the themed area of Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Human Disease.

The College is currently seeking applications from candidates expecting or possessing a first or upper second class honours degree in any biomedical science area, chemistry or engineering.

This 4 year PhD scholars programme features:

  • Relevant taught modules
  • 10 week laboratory rotations in the first year
  • Choice of PhD project from an extensive range during the first year
  • Opportunities for multidisciplinary ‘bench to bedside’ research
  • Supervision by internationally renowned Principal Investigators
  • Placements in industry or a prestigious overseas laboratory
  • Professional skills training allowance
  • Travel awards to international conferences
  • An annual stipend of €18,000 plus laptop computer plus fees

This programme provides excellent training for scholars in core research skills focusing on delivering diagnostics and therapeutics for human disease. Project opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Respiratory Disease and Innate Immunity
  • Neuro/psychiatric Disorders
  • Molecular Endocrinology and Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Structure Based Drug Design
  • Biomedical Diagnostics

Application Procedure:
Applications are welcome (CV and names of 2 referees) from candidates expecting or possessing a first or upper second class honours degree in any biomedical science area, chemistry or engineering.

Email applications by Monday 28th May 2007 to postgraduateschool@rcsi.ie
For further information see www.rcsi.ie/postgraduateschool_phdscholarsprogramm e