Applications are invited from excellent candidates in relation to the PhD projects described here. It is recommended that potential applicants contact the supervisors informally in the first instance. Applications can be made by submitting current CV and expression of interest document to

The expression of interest document should be submitted in Word (.doc or .docx) format, and should be no more than 500 words long. The applicant should describe their own suitability for the project (50% weighted) and how they would like to develop the project (50% weighted). Interested candidates may apply for PhD study throughout the year. However, two fully funded PhD studentships are available for PhD study starting January 2018. Studentships include stipend and EU fees. For non-EU applicants, a non-EU fee waiver may also be available. Successful candidates will undertake six hours per week support for laboratory/ tutorial/ administrative work, payment for which is part of the awarded stipend. Any additional teaching would be paid at standard rates. Selection for studentships will be competitive and will take place in October 2017. Shortlisted candidates should be available for interview in October/November. The closing date for applications: September 29th 5pm.