Funded PhD in Nanotechnology

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
August 21 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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Project Description


The PhD position is available in the research group of Dr. Marco Monopoli. The project seeks to find a highly motivated student to carry out a study focused in obtaining a complete understanding of the mechanisms of interaction between nanomaterials and living systems essential for Nanomedicine, Nanotoxicology applications and to evaluate their Environmental Impact. The candidate will be developing a novel type of nanomaterial for drug delivery and targeting and will assess their capacity of targeting while being biocompatible. [1,2,3]

The research project is highly multidisciplinary and it is interested in development and assessment of smart nanoparticles for applications in nanomedicine where the student will develop knowledge in physical chemistry, proteomics and cellular biology.


The successful PhD student will be trained in:

  • Nanoparticle synthesis, surface functionalization and characterisation with several techniques.

  • Biomolecular corona characterisation with a particular focus in the interactome with biomolecules from the surrounding environment and cells.

[1]. Monopoli et al., Nat Nanotechnol. 2012 Dec;7(12):779-86.

[2]. Wan et al., ACS Nano. 2015 Feb 24;9(2):2157-66.

[3]. Monopoli et al. J Am Chem Soc. 2011 Mar 2;133(8):2525-34

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