PhD Studentship

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    University College Cork
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    Medical sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    23/02/2018 17:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Cork

Position Summary

The INFANT Centre is Ireland’s first dedicated perinatal research center, made up of world-leading researchers from a variety of disciplines. INFANT’s mission is to develop innovative technologies in perinatal healthcare, improving the treatment and care available to pregnant mothers and newborn babies worldwide.

Biophotonics@Tyndall is a newly established research program based at the Tyndall National Institute, led by Professor Stefan Andersson-Engels. The group focus is to form close collaboration with clinician’s, research centers and companies to accelerate biophotonics technology and rapidly deliver breakthrough technologies into the hands of healthcare providers. The new program has been formed by the Tyndall National Institute, the Irish Photonic Integration Center (IPIC) and University College Cork, under a €5 million award from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

INFANT’s Professor Eugene Dempsey and IPIC’s Professor Stefan Andersson-Engels have established an active collaboration to co-supervise PhD students aiming to develop novel research tools in neonatology based on biophotonics. Specifically, the aim is to combine INFANT’s proficiency and capacity as a research centre at one of the most advanced clinics in Europe for premature care, and IPIC’s capacity in photonics integration to develop the new generation of photonics-based systems for biomedical use.

For full particulars on this studentship please refer to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-812270-en.html


Additional comments

Interested candidates should submit:

  • (i) a covering letter detailing their interest and reasons for applying for this position
  • (ii) a CV (including the name and contact details of 2 referees)
  • (iii) a summary of their relevant research experience to date

The above documents should be emailed to Julie Shelswell-White at infantjobs@ucc.ie on or before the closing date of 23rd February 2018 at 5pm. Please reference ‘PhD Studentship IPIC-INFANT’ on the subject line of your application. 

Offer Requirements



Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Biomedical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Medical Physics, Biomedicine or related field.

  • Experience with collaborative work with clinicians, data analysis and diagnose system handling in hospital environment.
  • MatLab, LabVIEW and data analysis skills are highly desirable.
  • Have excellent academic record and good writing and communication skills.
  • Capability of working within a project team to achieve results.
  • Be highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative.
  • Commitment to personal development.
  • Proficiency in the English language

Work location(s)
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Western Road

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EURAXESS offer ID: 279101