Current Vacancies

Last Updated: 3rd June 2020

Special Lecturer / Clinical Tutor in Biostatistics

Special Lecturer/Clinical Tutor in Biostatistics, UCD School of Medicine and UCD Clinical Research Centre (Specified purpose)

UCD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow PD2 (Prof Wang Group)

UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 2, UCD School of Medicine (Temp 7 months)

UCD Ad Astra PhD Studentships

UCD School of Medicine & School of Veterinary Medicine

University College Dublin
Ireland

Funded PhD Project (International students).

4 years funding includes PhD stipend of €18,000 per annum and a research budget to cover the research costs associated with the project.

Closes:                                     5 pm (Irish time) Monday 22nd June 2020

Expected start date:              September 2020

The UCD School of Medicine & School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland, is pleased to announce ten generously funded PhD studentships which will be supervised by our recently appointed Ad Astra Fellows. Students will be enrolled onto UCD’s structured PhD programme which includes some taught elements and transferrable skills training providing an excellent foundation for a research career.

The studentships are open to EU and non-EU candidates and are for a maximum of four years, renewable each year, subject to satisfactory progress.

Project Titles

  • Treatment of diabetic complications with synthetic pro-resolving lipids
  • Mathematical modelling of cancer signalling for precision medicine
  • Insulin signalling and behavioural rigidity
  • Deciphering the role of the tumour suppressor Hippo pro-apoptotic network in cancer.
  • Immunopathogenesis of asthma
  • Emerging hypoxic signalling in human cancers
  • Novel mechanisms of hypoxic metabolic reprogramming in metastatic cancers
  • The role of syndecan-4 as a regulator of the tumour microenvironment in pancreatic cancer
  • Gene therapy of Huntington’s disease: can we restore cognitive function through RNA-based treatment and cholinergic neuromodulation?
  • Understanding hepatitis E virus infection in pigs and humans (School of Veterinary Medicine)

Funding Notes

The studentship award includes full tuition fee waiver, a PhD stipend of €18,000 per annum, and a research budget to cover research costs associated with the project.

Applicant Requirements

Applicants must have, or expect to have, reached a minimum of an upper second-class (2.1) degree or equivalent in a relevant honours Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Excellent written and oral communication skills and a high level of competence in the English language are essential. Please visit website for more information.

Application Details

Applicants should submit the following to the supervisor of the relevant project as a single .pdf document:

  1. A cover letter outlining their interest in the project and any relevant experience
  2. A detailed CV (including a list of any publications if applicable)
  3. The names and contact details of two academic referees

Interviews will take place via video call in July.

Project Details

Deciphering the role of the tumour suppressor Hippo pro-apoptotic network in cancer

Emerging hypoxic signalling in human cancers

Gene therapy of Huntington’s disease: can we restore cognitive function through RNA-based treatment and cholinergic neuromodulation?

Immunopathogenesis of Asthma

Insulin signalling and behavioural rigidity

Mathematical modelling of cancer signalling for precision medicine

Novel mechanisms of hypoxic metabolic reprogramming in metastatic cancers

The role of syndecan-4 as a regulator of the tumour microenvironment in pancreatic cancer

Treatment of Diabetic Complications with Synthetic Pro-Resolving Lipids

Understanding hepatitis E virus infection in pigs and humans

 


How To Apply

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