February 2017 | Feabhra 2017

Traineeships in Human Anatomy and Reproductive Medicine

Tue, 14 February 17 17:45

UCD Human Anatomy has announced a number of traineeships including MD and PhD Scholarships.  These include:

Medical Traineeship in Human Anatomy

The research focus in Human Anatomy at UCD currently involves but is not limited to:

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Reproductive Medicine including Embryology & Assisted Reproduction
  • Developmental Biology & Teratology

 Upcoming projects include:

  • “Molecular assessment of cryopreserved ovarian tissue and the in vitro culture of primordial follicles”
  • “A 3-D Cell Culture Model of High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer”
  • “Minimally-Invasive Heart Valve Device for the Correction of Congenital Heart Defects”
  • “Characterisation of a marine derived bio-adhesive.”

The full-time scholarship programme is available to EU students only offering an €18,000 tax free stipend along with payment of 75% of student EU fees. Scholarships are reviewed on an annual basis and may be extended based on satisfactory progression in teaching and research.

Successful candidates will undertake a graduate research degree while gaining skills and experience teaching functional and clinical anatomy to medical and allied health students. Strong academic skills and competency in Anatomy are desirable as part of the selection criteria, along with proficient communication skills. Prior clinical training is desirable but not a mandatory requirement. 

Medical Traineeships in Human Anatomy

Applications for September 2017/18 Academic Year  

Steven Masterton
Course Administrator
E: anatomy@ucd.ie      
T: +353 1 716 6634                                                        

Closing Date: Friday 10th March 2017 (5pm)

PhD Studentships in Reproductive Medicine

Two four year PhD studentship are available at the UCD School of Medicine, UCD Health Sciences Centre. The successful applicants will work on a project aimed to establish new methods to accurately predict bull fertility with or without semen sorting. The project will analyse the behaviour of bovine spermatozoa in the female genital tract and characterize sperm-oviduct interaction by using live cell imaging and probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE). The project includes travelling and gaining additional experience in labs in Germany. These posts are part of a collaborative project between Prof. Dr. Sabine Koelle (UCD) and Dr. Stephen Butler (Teagasc, Moorepark) and are funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine through the Research Stimulus Fund.

The successful candidates will have a research focused role, where he/she will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator. The PhD student will engage in the reporting and dissemination of the results of the research as directed by the Principal Investigator including presentation at national and international meetings and publication in peer-reviewed academic publications.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must have a degree in a relevant life sciences discipline (upper second class honours or higher grade) and have a keen interest in male reproduction, especially in working with spermatozoa.
  • Applicants should have extraordinary engagement, excellent communication skills (oral and written) and good organisational skills including an ability to work to deadlines.
  • Previous experience in research is highly desirable.


Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV including the names of two academic referees and a personal statement outlining their interests and reasons for applying to: Email: anatomy@ucd.ie

Formal queries relating to research content are to be directed to: Email: sabine.koelle@ucd.ie

Closing Date: Sunday, April 2nd 2017

Further Information

A range of other Research MSc & MCh studentships are also available.


final UCAATP meeting please

pending receipt of an update in relation to these appointments