PhD Studentship in Tendon Repair, National University of Ireland

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for PhD studentships in tendon repair based at the Network of Excellence for Functional biomaterials ( at the National University of Ireland, Galway and at the premises of industrial and/or academic collaborators. The successful candidates will develop a functionalised collagen-based scaffold for tendon regeneration.

Applicant specifications: Candidates should hold, or expect to obtain, a first class or upper second class honours BSc and/or MSc degree in a relevant biology-based subject and have a keen interest in pursuing pre-clinical research into tendon repair. Experience in one or more of the following would be advantageous, but is not essential as full training will be provided: cell culture techniques; biomaterials fabrication; protein extraction and purification; collagen analysis; immunohistochemistry; Western immunoblotting; RT-qPCR; in vivo models.

Start date: July 2011 or soon after that.
Full fees in addition to a stipend of ~12,000 euros per annum will be provided.

Informal enquiries by e-mail to:
Dr Dimitrios I. Zeugolis,
Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials,
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

To apply: Applicants are requested to submit:

  • A covering letter explaining why you wish to pursue a PhD and why you are specifically interested in this project;
  • Full curriculum vitae including detailed University exam grades; and
  • Contact details of three referees, as e-mail attachments (Word or PDF format only) to quoting reference number “NFB – 03-11”.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 p.m. Friday 10th of June 2011.


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