The Queen’s University Belfast is happy to announce Funded PhD Positions for 2021/20. The positions are available for UK/EU students.
Queen’s University Belfast is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The university was chartered in 1845, and opened in 1849 as “Queen’s College, Belfast”.
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- Applications Deadline: January 7, 2021
- Course Level: Positions are available to pursue PhD programme.
- Study Subject: The below projects are fully funded positions.
- Dr Dimitrios Lamprou and Professor Ryan Donnelly – Novel Delivery Systems for Transdermal and Intradermal Drug Delivery
- Dr Katharina Edkins- Molecular interactions in solution for multi-component crystallisation
- Dr Wafa Al-Jamal and Professor Colin McCoy- Theranostics Targeting Cancer Stem Cells
- Professor Ryan Donnelly- Microneedle Delivery Systems: Addressing Global Challenges in Health
The below positions do not have guaranteed funding.
- Dr Vicky Kett and Professor Michael Tunney – Liposomol delivery of antibiotics for treatment of pulmonary infection
- Professor Michael Tunney and Dr Murali Shyamsundar (Centre for Experimental Science, SMDBS) – Influence of smoking and vaping on the lung microbiome in surgical patients
- Dr Deirdre Gilpin and Professor Michael Tunney – Investigating the impact of electronic cigarette vapour on respiratory microbiota and inflammation
- Dr Eneko Larrañeta- Stimuli-responsible implantable drug delivery systems based on nanocomposites produced by additive manufacturing
- Dr Fiona Furlong – Molecularly imprinted polymers for selective capture and sensing of cancer biomarkers
- Dr Garry Laverty and Professor Karl Malcolm- Peptide hydrogels as a long-acting multipurpose drug delivery platform for combined contraception and HIV prevention
- Dr Heather Barry and Professor Carmel Hughes- Optimising use of anticholinergic drugs by people with dementia in primary care
- Dr Irina Tikhonova and Dr Garry Laverty – Rational design of novel peptide hydrogels for drug delivery
- Dr James Burrows and Professor Brendan Gilmore – Identifying drug targets to combat Acinetobacter baumanniiinfections?
- Dr Jonathan Coulter- ENERGY – Enhanced Nanoparticles Engineered from Gold for multi-modal therapY
- Dr Louise Carson – Surface Treatment for Improved Performance of Implantable Medical Devices
- Dr Niamh Buckley and Professor Helen McCarthy- IGNITE: IGnifying Tumours: Nanotechnology for Immune Oncology TargEts
- Dr Raj Thakur- Implantable device for on-demand and controlled drug delivery to the eye
- Professor Brendan Gilmore – Controlling Bacterial Biofilms with Cold Plasma
- Professor Colin McCoy and Dr Nicola Irwin- Multi-mode responsive biomaterials resistant to infection
- Scholarship Award: Tuition Fees to be covered and a stipend for UK residents only (living expenses) currently £14777 per annum. Funding will be allocated to successful applicants rather, than a project. The successful applicant will receive tuition fees (UK/EU) paid and a stipend (for UK residents only).
- Nationality: Positions are available for UK/EU students.
- Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
- Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship
Eligible Countries: Positions are available for UK/EU students.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Relevant subjects include Pharmacy, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological/Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering or a closely related discipline.
How to Apply: In order to find out more about individual projects, follow the link below via the project title in which you are interested. Applications must be made using the online application portal.