Funded PhD in Gastrointestinal Physiology/Epithelial Biology

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
August 25 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Title of the Project

Targeting Bile Acids for the Treatment of Chronic Intestinal Diseases

Project Description

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship funded by Science Foundation of Ireland to investigate molecular mechanisms that regulate intestinal physiology in health and disease. Specifically, this project will focus on developing bile acids as novel therapeutics for common intestinal disorders, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, and colorectal cancer. This multidisciplinary project is being carried out in collaboration with researchers in Ireland and abroad and techniques will include cell and molecular biology approaches, electrophysiology, microscopy, and proteomics. Candidates should have a strong interest in cellular and molecular physiology.

The research will be conducted at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Molecular Medicine Laboratories, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. The studentship will commence in December 2017 for a 4 year period with a stipend of €18,000 per annum.


Person Specification

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:


 An Honours Bachelor degree (grade 2.1 or above) in Biomedical Science

 Good communication skills

 Strong organisational and administrative skills

 Ability to work on one's own initiative as well as in a multidisciplinary, team environment

 Willingness to undertake training and career development

 English language requirements for candidates who do not speak English as their first language: an IELTS score of 6.5 or above


 Prior experience in cell culture and molecular techniques would be advantageous

Application Process

Please apply with an up-to-date CV, a 250-word statement outlining your interest in and suitability for the position, and contact details of two referees to

Application Deadline: Monday 18th Sept 2017


Studentship Details

Stipend of €18,000/year (plus fees) for 4 years

Expected Start Date: 1/12/2017

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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