2019 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 1st September 2019.

The total value of the payment of the Research Demonstratorship programme is valued at €15,000  per annum (tax free) together with up to € 2,000 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 100% fees. 

The closing date for applications is April 5th 2019 with the results anticipated by the end of May.  Applications should be made via e-mail to Marian Woods (smspostgrads@ucd.ie).  

An application should include as a single email attachment the following documents (in a single 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 (translated to English where applicable).
5. Contact details of two academic references (name, telephone number and email address).

NOTE: After submitting their application, applicants are required to contact the supervisor(s) associated with their listed topic(s) of interest, communicating their interest in the proposed topic(s). However, decisions of acceptance are made by an independent panel.

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

Full Terms and Conditions


Available Topics 


Mortgage-Backed Securities: the prepayment risk pricing

Assistant Professor Adamaria Perrotta


Isolated Singularities in partial differential equations

Associate Professor Marius Ghergu


Future flooding risk in Ireland based on satellite remote sensing and CMIP6

Associate Professor Xuefeng Cui and Ray McGrath


Advances in latent space representations of dynamic random graphs

Assistant Professor Ricardo Rastelli


Lipschitz free spaces, bases and approximation properties

Assistant Professor Richard Smith


Investigating the links between mathematical knowledge for teaching and teacher classroom practices in Irish post-primary schools

Assistant Professor Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain


Matrices with prescribed spectral and structural constraints

Associate Professor Helena Smigoc


Linear fractional maps and bounded symmetric domains

Associate Professor Pauline Mellon


Functional data analysis with applications to high-frequency 3D imaging

Assistant Professor Michelle Carey


MultivariateDaubechies-type wavelets and PDE-Methods

Assistant Professor Hermann Render


Fischer Operators for Analytic Partial Differential Equations

Assistant Professor Hermann Render


Statistical Methods for spatially-embedded relational data

Assistant Professor Isabella Gollini


Anticyclotomic Iwasawa theory of Abelian varieties with complex multiplication

Assistant Professor Kazim Buyukboduk


Quantum channels and non commutative graphs

Assistant Professor Rupert Levene


Self-explanation training in linear algebra

Assistant Professor Anthony Cronin