Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Available research projects

Please go to our recruitment page to apply for scholarships for funded projects at RCSI.

Funded PhD: Dr. Sudipto Das - Epigenetics and Inflammatory bowel disease

This PhD project will focus on the DNA Methylation Signatures for Personalising Ulcerative Colitis Treatment More Information.


Part FUNDED MD: Dr Alice McGarvey

Project title: A study to optimise the efficacy and safety of the administration of vaccines in adults aged be... More Information.


Two fully-funded PhDs: Dr. Gary Brennan, FutureNeuro

FutureNeuro is a new national research centre focused on chronic and rare neurological diseases, funded by Sci... More Information.


Non-Funded PhD: Novel peptidomimetics of Nature's antibiotics

Marc Devocelle, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry. Keywords: Infection & Immunity, Peptidomimetics, Anti... More Information.


Five PhD opportunities: Dr Joan Ni Gabhann

These PhD projects will focus on targeting ocular inflammation in dry eye disease with novel microRNA-based th... More Information.


Non-funded PhD: Dr Ingmar Schoen

Dr Ingmar Schoen, Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics has two non-funded PhD opportunities available in the ar... More Information.


Funded PhDs: StAR International Programme 2019

RCSI's Strategic Academic Recruitment (StAR) Programme is now recruiting five prestigious fully-funded PhD sch... More Information.


PhD: Prof Andreas Heise - Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry

European Training Network Positions in H2020 ITN NanoCarb More Information.


Funded PhD in Polymer Chemistry and Bioengineering

Project: Development of novel polypeptide materials for applications in bioengineering More Information.


PhD: Dr Marian Brennan - Drug Development

This project will aim to develop of a novel biotherapeutic for the treatment of cystinosis. More Information.


FUNDED PhD: Dr Cian O'Leary - Bioengineering, Regenerative Medicine

The project seeks to find a highly-motivated student to carry out a study focused on: Development of an Implan... More Information.


FUNDED PhD: Dr. Annie Curtis and Dr Cathal Kearney - Timed to Perfection: Development of a novel circadian drug delivery platform

PhD Studentship - Development of a novel circadian drug delivery platform and its application in osteoarthriti... More Information.


Dr. Declan Patton - 2 PhD Scholarships in Wound care

This funded project will focus on the use of technology to better assess Diabetic Foot Ulceration. More Information.


Funded PhD: Prof. Fergal O'Brien - Dept of Anatomy

The aim of this research programme is to develop novel functionalised collagen-based scaffolds for the deliver... More Information.


Funded PhD - FutureNeuro - Prof. David Henshall

This PhD project is an excellent opportunity to be involved in FutureNeuro - SFI Research Centre for neurologi... More Information.


Five FUNDED PhD studentships

StAR International PhD Programme - Five fully-funded PhDs with attractive relocation and travel allowance. More Information.


Part-funded MD - Professor Sam McConkey - radiology and immunology study

An MD candidate is sought for a joint radiological and immunology study, to optimise the efficacy and safety o... More Information.


FUNDED PhD: Dr Darran O’Connor and Prof. Jochen Prehn - Cancer Systems Biology/Bioinformatics

The aim of this project is to develop a novel decision support tool for Her2+ breast cancer. More Information.


PhD: Prof. Fergal O'Brien - Development of advanced biomaterials for bone and cartilage regeneration

The aim of this project is to enhance the bone and cartilage-forming potential of materials developed by TERG/... More Information.


PhD: Dr Zeibun Ramtoola - Development of targeted nanomedicines in the treatment of IBD

This project aims to investigate the potential therapeutic effectiveness of oral nanomedicines currently under... More Information.


PhD: Dr Brona Murphy - Improving Treatment Options for Glioblastoma Patients

The aim of this PhD is to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of CDK inhibitors for GBM patients. More Information.


PhD: Dr Darren Griffith - Combating Antibiotic Resistance with Novel Bismuth-Biomolecular Conjugates

During this project, candidates will develop bismuth conjugates, which possess (i) the antibacterial propertie... More Information.


PhD: Dr Oran Kennedy - Bone-Cartilage Crosstalk in Post Traumatic Osteoarthritis after Acute Joint Injury

The aim of this PhD project is to develop novel cell-culture and animal models to understand the role of subch... More Information.


MSc: Dr Declan Patton - Management of venous leg ulcers

Two candidates are currently being sought for submission of an IRC grant application for a Masters by research... More Information.


FUNDED PhD: Dr Oran Kennedy - Arthritis, Joint Disease, Mechanobiology

The project seeks to find a highly motivated student to investigate the role of subchondral bone in post-traum... More Information.


PhD: Maria Morgan - Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics

This project will address the role of hydroxyapatite in M1/M2 macrophage differentiation and the potential bio... More Information.


PhD: Tracy Robson - Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics

This project brings together the expertise staff within Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics and collaborators wi... More Information.


Exosomes trigger tumour neovascularisation and and subsequent escape from chemotherapy

Olga Piskareva, Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics. Keywords: cancer, neuroscience, drug resistance, angiogenes... More Information.


Network meta analysis of psychological factors influencing health behaviours

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: cancer, cardiovascular disorders, respiratory diseases, population health, ... More Information.


Depression and health behaviours in chronic conditions

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: cardiovascular disorders, respiratory diseases, population health, depressi... More Information.


Adherence to inhaled therapies

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: respiratory diseases, inhaled therapy, adherence, behaviour change. More Information.


Psychometrics of patient reported outcomes

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: population health, patient reported outcomes, item response theory, psychom... More Information.


Provision of smoking cessation care in hospital settings

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: cancer, cardiovascular disorders, respiratory diseases, population health, ... More Information.


Attitudes to organ donation

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: population health, organ donation, attitudes, intervention. More Information.


Breast cancer microcalcification-induced local inflammation; potential consequences for tumour progression

Maria Morgan, Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics. Keywords: cancer, breast cancer, cell biology, immunology. More Information.


Automated flow micro-reactors and parallel microwave-assisted synthesis

Donal O'Shea, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry. Keywords: pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences & chemistry. More Information.


Mixed Li/K amides and enantioselective carbolithiations as effective synthetic tools

Donal O'Shea, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry. Keywords: pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences & chemistry. More Information.


New class of light activated anti-cancer and anti-microbial agents

Donal O'Shea, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry. Keywords: cancer, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences & chem... More Information.


New class of near-infrared (NIR) fluorochrome for real-time fluorescence guided surgery

Donal O'Shea, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry. Keywords: pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences & chemistry, n... More Information.


Injectable chemotherapeutic gels for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme

Eduardo Ruiz-Hernandez, Department of Anatomy and School of Pharmacy. Keywords: cancer, bioengineering, pharma... More Information.


The Role of Platelets in Human Pregnancy: An exploration of the nature of the cytokine secretion profile during normal human pregnancy

Niamh Moran, Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics. Keywords: gynaecology, obstetrics & perinatal health, pregnanc... More Information.


Movement analysis of sports-related hip and groin pain

Helen French, School of Physiotherapy. Keywords: physiotherapy, 3D motion analysis, hip pain, movement screeni... More Information.


The Role of Platelets in Cancer: An exploration of the nature of the cytokine secretion profile in during cancer progression

Niamh Moran, Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics. Keywords: cancer, cardiovascular disorders, platelet, metastas... More Information.