Scholarships in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology funded by IRCSET are available in UCD and NUIG

New high-throughput technologies in biology have opened up exciting opportunities for numerate scientists to work in advanced areas of biological research. Our program takes students from a variety of backgrounds (statistics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry, physics) and gives them relevant courses during their PhD, tailored to their needs. There are several projects available in different areas such as systems biology, statistics, signaling and infection. Each project is jointly run by two supervisors, one with a background in modelling or computational analysis and one with an experimental research program. The student is integrated into the research teams of both research groups. Studentships are based primarily in Dublin, and also in Galway.


Each student receives:

  • 4 year stipend of €18,000 per year, plus fees and travel expenses
  • Budget for personal laptop/PC
  • lab consumables (up to €3,000 per year)
  • Opportunity for work experience abroad

For the application procedure and further details visit our website:

Closing date : 31st March 2010