PhD Studentship – Drug / Gene Delivery, National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time PhD position at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is funded from Teagasc (ReValueProtein
Research Project) and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, under the National Development Plan 2007–2013 of the Irish Government. The position is available immediately. Stipend (€16,000 per year) and EU fees are covered from the grant. The project aims to develop and assess in vitro and in vivo drug / gene loaded biomaterials.
Recruiting Institute:
REMODEL: http://remodel.ie
SFI CÚRAM: http://www.curamdevices.ie
NUI Galway: http://www.nuigalway.ie
The candidate should have a 1st class or a 2:1 honours first degree and a Master’s in biomaterials, biomedical engineering, tissue engineering, medicine, cell biology, biology, drug discovery or in a related area. The ideal candidate should have experience in as many of the following techniques: scaffold fabrication, functionalisation and characterisation; cell (permanently differentiated and stem cells) biology; molecular biology; protein / gene analysis; histology; and immunohistochemistry. Candidates should have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products; and have strong written, oral and interpersonal skills. The candidate should be able to work independent and as a part of team.
Scaffold fabrication, functionalisation, and characterisation; Cell acquisition from human and animal tissues; In vitro models; In vitro and in vivo work; Conference / Meeting attendance; Report / paper writing; Attendance to various training courses; Other duties relevant to the post.
Start Date:
The post is available from May 2017 onwards.
To Apply:
Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their suitability to the post, a detailed CV and the contact details of three referees. The application pack should be emailed to Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis at dimitrios.zeugolis@nuigalway.ie. Closing date for receipt of applications is 17.00 on Friday 28th of April 2017.
Equal Opportunities Statement:
The National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.