SSPC welcomes new investigators through fully funded PhD positions

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Prof. Gavin Walker, SSPC Co-Director, Prof. Caitriona O'Driscoll, UCC, Prof. Donal O’Shea, RCSI, Dr Denise Croker, SSPC GM, Dr Constantina Papatriantafyllopoulou, NUIG and Dr Anthony M. Reilly, UCD.

Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), a Science Foundation Ireland funded Centre, have announced 5 fully-funded PhD positions with their national teams based in the University of Limerick, University College Cork, Dublin City University, Royal College of Surgeons and National University of Ireland Galway.

Delighted with the opportunity to offer fully funded PhD positions and build further ties with new investigators within the Centre, Denise Croker, SSPC, General Manager, said:
“SSPC are delighted to welcome our new investigators on board. Partnering with new investigators and institutions will further maximize the visibility and impact of SSPC. These partnerships mark another great opportunity to drive innovation through cutting-edge projects. We were overwhelmed with the interest in these PhD positions and would like to acknowledge all applicants to the scheme. We would like to thank sincerely Science Foundation Ireland for the opportunity to expand and connect with new investigators.”


The Centre looks forward to working with Prof. Catriona O'Driscoll, University College Cork, Dr Jakki Cooney, University of Limerick, Dr Anthony M. Reilly, Dublin City University, Prof. Donal O’Shea, Royal College of Surgeons and Dr Constantina Papatriantafyllopoulou, National University of Ireland Galway.

SSPC PhD Programme:
Vacancies for five fully funded PhD positions across SSPC for enrolment in 2018:

Project title: Pre-clinical development of an Innovative bio-therapeutic for prostate cancer
Supervisor: Prof. Catriona O'Driscoll, Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutics
Research Performing Organisation: University College Cork
Full details here

Project title: Production, Isolation and Characterisation of Protein Active Ingredients
Supervisor: Dr Jakki Cooney 
Research Performing Organisation: University of Limerick
Full details here

Project title: First-Principles Based Mechanochemistry of Pharmaceutical Active Ingredients
Supervisor: Dr Anthony M. Reilly
Research Performing Organisation: Dublin City University
Full details here

Project title: Bio-conjugations In Flow for Drug Conjugates and Theranostic Imaging Agents
Supervisor: Prof. Donal O’Shea
Research Performing Organisation: Royal College of Surgeons
Full details here

Project title: New Metal-organic frameworks as effective drug carriers with controlled drug release profiles
Supervisor: Dr Constantina Papatriantafyllopoulou
Research Performing Organisation: National University of Ireland Galway
Full details here