DkIT announces five fully funded PhD Studentships

15 August 2018

DkIT is delighted to announce that applications are now welcome for five fully funded PhD studentships at Dundalk Institute of Technology.



About:

Successful applicants will be registered as full time postgraduate students in the DCU-DkIT Graduate School. Each PhD position will be located on the DkIT campus and the PhD Degree will be awarded by Dublin City University. 

Funding:

Funding is through an internal DkIT initiative and provides a stipend of €12,000 per annum, plus fees and a contribution to direct research costs. The duration of each PhD studentship is 3 years. Terms and conditions will apply.

Application Process:

Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to aideen.gaynor@dkit.ie no later than 5pm on Fri 31st August, with the following subject line: “PhD application <insert: position ref number>”.

Short listed candidate will be invited to interview. Informal inquiries on each project should be sent to the Project Supervisors listed below. Please note, canvassing will render an applicant ineligible.

Project Descriptors & Eligibility Criteria:

Position Reference  DkIT PhD SMRC 01
Project Title  Targeting potassium (K+) channels to develop new treatments for erectile dysfunction.
Project Supervisor   Dr. Keith Thornbury
Eligibility Criteria
  • Minimum 2:2 Degree in relative field
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Biopharmaceutical Sciences
    • Molecular Biology
    • Ion channels
Enquiries   keith.thornbury@dkit.ie (informal inquiries only)

 

Position Reference  DkIT PhD CREDIT 01
Project Title  Tidal current turbine performance optimisation using computational fluid dynamics.
Project Supervisor   Dr. Fergal O’Rourke
Eligibility Criteria
  • Minimum 2:2 Degree in relative field
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Renewable Energy Systems
    • Computational Fluid dynamics
Enquiries  fergal.orourke@dkit.ie (informal inquiries only) 

 

 

Position Reference  DkIT PhD CREDIT 02
Project Title  An investigation into tidal current turbine array optimisation using computational fluid dynamics and blade element momentum theory.
Project Supervisor  Dr. Fergal O’Rourke
Eligibility Criteria
  • Minimum 2:2 Degree in relative field
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Renewable Energy Systems
    • Computational fluid dynamics
    • MATLAB Coding
    • Sustainable Design Engineering
Enquiries 

 fergal.orourke@dkit.ie (informal inquiries only) 

 

Position Reference DkIT PhD CFES 01
Project Title Carbon fluxes through the littoral zone of a humic lank (Shallow-C).
Project Supervisor Dr. Valerie McCarthy
Eligibility Criteria
  • Minimum 2:2 Degree in relative field
  • Experience in any of the following subject areas:
    • Environmental Science
    • Fresh water Systems
    • Ecology
Enquiries valerie.mccarthy@dkit.ie (informal inquiries only)

 

 

Position Reference DkIT PhD ELECTRO 01
Project Title Sensitizing the Photooxidative Power of Polyoxometalates for Solar-Driven Environmental Applications.
Project Supervisor Dr. Tim McCormac
Eligibility Criteria
  • Minimum 2:2 Degree in relative field
  • Experience in the following subject areas:
    • Electrochemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Photophysics
Enquiries tim.mccormac@dkit.ie (informal inquiries only)

 

Closing date for applications:

5pm Friday August 31st. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Applications to be emailed to aideen.gaynor@dkit.ie

 

Question about applying?

  • Aideen Gaynor
  • Research & Innovation
  • Postgraduate School Administrator

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