2018 Research Demonstrator Competition - Funded PhD Opportunities

The Research demonstratorships will be available for up to 4 years full time PhD studies. They will be awarded competitively on academic merit. The start date for these opportunities is September 2018.

The total value of the payment of the Research Demonstratorship programme is valued at €15,000  per annum (tax free) together with up to € 2000 in travel allowance over the four years. This will include tutorial duties. Successful applicants who do not qualify for any external fee support will in addition be covered for 50% fees. 

The closing date for applications is April 3rd 2018 with the results anticipated by the end of May.  Applications should be made via e-mail to Nuria Garcia Ordiales (nuria.garcia@ucd.ie).  

An application should include as an email attachment the following documents (in PDF) in order to be considered:

1. State up to three topics of interest. Scroll down to the list below for available topics. Please list them in order of preference.
2. A brief curriculum vitae.
3. A statement of mathematical interest (no more than 500 words).
4. Full copies of academic transcripts.
5. Contact details of two academic references (name, telephone number and email address).

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to an interview that may be given over Skype. 

Another possibile source of funding is  the UCD PhD Scholarship Initiative, which unsuccessful applicants will automatically be considered for

Full Terms and Conditions


Available Topics 


Dr Eimear Byrne - Theory of Algebraic Codes

Dr Isabella Gollini - Latent Variable Models for Heterogeneous Multilevel Networks

Assoc Prof Pauline Mellon - Linear Fractional Maps and Bounded Symmetric Domains

Dr Hermann Render - Multivariate Daubechies-type Wavelets and PDE-Methods in Image Processing and Geometric Modeling

Dr Hermann Render - Fischer Operators for Analytic Partial Differential Equations

Dr Kevin Hutchinson - The Homology of SL2 of S-integers

Dr Marius Ghergu (and Professor Frederic Dias) - Partial Differential Equations and their Real World Applications

Dr Richard Smith - Lipschitz Free Spaces, Bases and Approximation Properties

Dr Lennon Ó Náraigh - Theoretical Modelling of Liquid Crystals

Assoc Prof Helena Smigoc - Matrices with Prescribed Spectral and Structural Constraints

Dr Mark Dukes - Advances in Cellular Barcoding: a Combinatorial Analysis and Toolkit Construction

Dr Mark Dukes - Tableaux Combinatorics for the Abelian Sandpile Model

Dr Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain and Assoc Prof Andrew Parnell - Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching and Student Learning at Second Level

Dr Rupert Levene - Quantum Channels and Non-Commutative Graphs


If you wish to apply for a Phd project with a supervisor not listed above, you can consider applying for the UCD PhD Scholarship Initiative.