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DkIT announces a fully-funded three year PhD Studentship in the Electrochemistry Research Group.

03 December 2019

DkIT is delighted to announce that applications are now welcome for a fully-funded three year PhD Studentship in the Electrochemistry Research Group at Dundalk Institute of Technology which will be supported by TE Labs.


Successful applicants will be registered as full-time postgraduate research students in the DCU-DkIT Graduate School. This project involves the development of miniaturised electrochemical based voltammetric sensors for the quantitative determination of common pollutants found in water and wastewater. The pollutants to be initially targeted shall include phosphate and nitrate. There is the ability to extend this to other analytes of environmental interest on an ongoing basis, through specific tailoring of the sensor's sensing element. The incorporation of microfluidic channels in glass with the integrated electrochemical cell containing the sensing elements will be undertaken through existing collaborations. This will lead towards the development of an on-line device for continuous environmental monitoring of water.


Each successful candidate shall receive a postgraduate stipend of €16,000 per annum, plus fees and a contribution to their direct research project costs. The duration of the PhD studentship is 3 years. Candidates should have a minimum of an Honours degree in Chemistry with experience of both electrochemistry and synthetic inorganic chemistry. 

Application Process:

Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to no later than 4 pm on Tuesday 10th December 2019. Please use “PhD Enterprise application” in the subject title. 

Short listed candidates will be invited to interview. Informal inquiries should be sent to  Please note, canvassing will render an applicant ineligible. 

Candidates should hold, or expect to hold an honours degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline to the project of interest (e.g. chemistry)   

Closing date for applications:

Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 4pm. Applications received after this time will not be considered. Applications to be emailed to  


Question about applying?

  • Aideen Gaynor
  • Research & Innovation
  • Postgraduate School Administrator