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DkIT announces recruitment for four-year PhD studentship

10 October 2018

PhD Studentship – Empowering cardiac care for older patients: An exploration of older adults’ use of wellness self-monitoring applications 

DkIT is delighted to announce that applications are now invited for a fully funded four-year PhD studentship based in the NetwellCasala Centre (DkIT) commencing October 2018, working on the East Corridor Medical Engineering (ECME) Project.

The ECME is a project supported by the EU’s INTERREGVA Programme and managed by the Special EU Programme Body (SEUPB).

The Eastern Corridor Medical Engineering (ECME) is a transformative cross-border research and innovation programme spanning Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland and adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to cardiac monitoring from hospital to home.

It is a cross-border partnership between the Nanotechnology and Integrated Bio-Engineering Centre (NIBEC) at the University of Ulster (UU), the Cardiac Research Unit at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT), NetwellCASALA and the Regulated Software Research Centre (RSRC) at DkIT, the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI) at Dublin City University (DCU), Applied Research for Connected Health (ARCH) at University College Dublin (UCD) and the Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science/Rural Health at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

ECME creates a cross-border centre of excellence in the field of cardiovascular medicine with a focus on wearables and remote monitoring, through PhD studentships, industry engagement, dissemination and platform development.

PhD Studentship - Empowering cardiac care for older patients: An exploration of older adults’ use of wellness self-monitoring applications

The fully funded four-year PhD studentship is based in the NetwellCasala Centre (DkIT) and commences in October 2018. This studentship includes provision of postgraduate fees, running costs, a generous travel and training allowance and an annual stipend of €18,500.

The studentship will explore older adults’ use of wellness self-monitoring applications with a view to empowering cardiac care for older patients. Opportunities for student training will be provided across a wide range of transferable skills, including business, leadership, entrepreneurism and personal effectiveness.



  • Candidates should hold, or expect to hold a 1st or 2.1 honours degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Psychology or a related discipline.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required, along with the ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • If not a native English speaker, evidence must be provided of IELT English proficiency, or equivalent, at level 6.5 or above.

How to Apply: 

Applications will only be accepted using the official application form, which can be obtained below.  This should be completed and emailed to

Download Application Form


Applications should also include:

  • Copy of degree(s) certificates
  • Evidence of English proficiency test result (if applicable)

Documents should be sent as PDFs. Please do not send separate CVs. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 22 October 2018 to arrange an interview.

Closing Date: 15 October 2018


Recruitment will be a transparent and merit-based process in accordance with the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers.


For further information, please contact:

  • Lucia Carragher
  • NetwellCASALA