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PhD: Dr Fiona O’Brien - Medication safety in neonatal intensive care

This project will examine and determine flow characteristics for typical infusion setups currently used in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Rotunda Hospital.

Project description

The proposed project is in the area of clinical pharmaceutics and is a collaboration between the School of Pharmacy, RCSI and the Pharmacy Department and the Department of Paediatrics, Rotunda Hospital.

This project will examine and determine flow characteristics for typical infusion setups currently used in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Rotunda Hospital. This study will also prioritise a list of commonly used NICU drugs and will establish flow rate characteristics for each one using IV infusion circuit architectures specific to clinical practice.

 

  • Research theme: Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Department: School of Pharmacy
  • Tenure: Four years
  • Salary: Annual stipend of €18,000 plus international travel grant of €1,500.

Specification

  • A primary degree in pharmacy is preferable but not a necessity
  • Applications are invited from enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals with a keen interest in a relevant area of pharmacy research.
  • English language requirements for candidates who do not speak English as their first language: an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or above.
Candidates should display:
  • A good knowledge base, with evidence of interest in this research area.
  • A capacity for independent thinking.
  • A professional work ethic.
  • The ability to organise themselves.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Innovation and creativity.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • A capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team as well as independently, in a non-structured environment.
  • Attention to detail, thoroughness in work practices and an ability to work to deadlines.

 

Application process

Please  complete your application for the Clement Archer School of Pharmacy PhD Scholarship via the careers section of our website, and submit the documents as requested.  

  • Application deadline: Friday, 18 August 2017.

Mentors Dr Fiona O’Brien