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International PhD Positions in Oral Delivery of RNA Therapeutics Using Novel Biomaterials, Ireland

The University College Cork is now accepting applications for the International PhD Positions in Oral Delivery of RNA Therapeutics Using Novel Biomaterials. The university is accepting applications for the academic session 2022/2023.

This funding opportunity is available to highly talented EU candidates who have a plan to study a full-time PhD degree programme at the School of Pharmacy in Ireland.

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Amazing opportunity for EU students to complete their PhD studies in Ireland.

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Established in 1845, Approximately 15,000 students enrol in the undergraduate programme and 4,400 enroll in graduate and research courses at University College Cork. The university has the largest research income in Ireland, making it one of the country’s top research institutions. An institution with a large number of international students reflects the world at large.

Why study at the University College Cork? Students will be able to make a more seamless transition from student to professional with the knowledge and experience they obtain. They will be immersed in a world-class environment and offered a wide range of cultural activities to help them grow as individuals and professionals.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University College Cork
  • Department: School of Pharmacy
  • Course Level: PhD/Research
  • Awards: Fully funded
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • NationalityEU students
  • The award can be taken in Ireland

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  • Eligible Countries: EU
  • Acceptable Course or SubjectsPhD position in Oral Delivery of RNA Therapeutics Using Novel Biomaterials
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Applicants must have a first-class or upper second-class honours degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering or related disciplines e.g. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology.
  • M.Sc. degree is desirable but not essential.
  • Prospective Ph.D. students should have prior practical laboratory experience.
  • Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral/written communication skills.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas will be beneficial but is not required: RNA and drug delivery, anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, formulation and preparation of nanoparticles, cyclodextrin/ polymer chemistry, intestinal cell culture models and animal work
  • Applicants must all meet UCC eligibility requirements for registration as a PhD student.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Interested applicants must apply by email to Prof Caitriona O‡Driscoll ([email protected])
  • Supporting Documents: You must submit the following supporting documents:
  • a cover letter stating suitability for the position;
  • a detailed CV
  • contact details to at least two referees
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have a postgraduate degree from a recognized university.
  • Language Requirement: If the applicant‡s first language is not English, they will have to provide evidence of English language proficiency.


The successful candidates will receive a stipend of €18,500 per annum (tax exempt) for four years plus registration fees (at EU level).

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