Dublin City University is offering PhD Positions in Sensor Technologies funded by the Marine Institute. Students from Ireland are eligible to apply for this position.
The Dublin City University aims to lead the world in research and education.
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The University has a particularly strong research record, is sometimes described as a research-led university, and has regularly been recorded as bringing in more research income per members of faculty – or indeed as a percentage of total income – than any other university in Ireland. Its research team working on sensors at the National Centre for Sensor Research is considered one of the best in the world.
Course Level: Positions are available to pursue PhD programme.
Study Subject: Positions are awarded in Sensor Technologies.
Award: The studentships are for 48 months and include a stipend of €17,000 p.a. and the payment of academic fees.
Number of Awards: Two positions are available.
The award can be taken in Ireland
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
Project 1: Generic Chemical and Bio-sensor platform development for monitoring water quality in the Burrishoole catchment. The project will involve design of microfluidics and integration of sensor components including sample preparation modules for an autonomous sensor for nutrients and biological indicators. Candidates must have an honours degree in an analytical chemistry-, mechatronic engineering-, biomedical engineering-, physics-based subject and have on overall grade of 2.1 or higher. Students with experience in analytical or engineering methods and with a real interest in pursuing research are particularly encouraged to apply. Informal enquiries should be made by email to: Prof. Fiona Regan, Fiona.regan-at-dcu.ie.
Project 2: ‘Comparison of eDNA versus antibodies as approaches to novel biosensor development for the Burrishoole catchment‡. Candidates must have (or expected to have) an honours degree in a Biology based subject and have on overall grade of 2.1 or higher. Students with experience in molecular biology methods and with a passionate interest in research are particularly encouraged to apply. Informal enquiries should be made by email to: Dr. Anne Parle-McDermott, anne.parle-mcdermott-at-dcu.ie.
Nationality: Students from Ireland are eligible to apply for this position.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should Email their CV including the names of 2-3 referees and which project they are applying for to Fiona.Farrell-at-dcu.ie .
Application Deadline: Application deadline is June 30, 2017. Shortlisted candidates are expected to be interviewed on July 10, 2017.