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Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research Centre (AMBER) at Trinity College Dublin

Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research Centre (AMBER) at Trinity College Dublin

AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) is a Science Foundation Ireland funded centre that provides a partnership between leading researchers in materials science and industry. Materials science has been described as the science of stuff! We are researching materials that will transform everyday products of the future, from mobile phones to knee implants, batteries to bio-plastics. AMBER brings together Ireland’s leading material science researchers working across the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Bioengineering and Medicine; with an international network of collaborators and companies. AMBER is jointly hosted in Trinity College Dublin by CRANN and the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, in collaboration with University College Cork, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Tyndall National Institute, University of Limerick, Dublin City University, University College Cork and National University of Ireland, Galway.

We have vacancies for a number of fully funded PhD positions across AMBER and its university partners for enrolment in 2020 in the areas of:

  • Materials Science
  • Biomaterials
  • Engineered Functional Materials
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • 2D materials
  • Tissue engineering
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Polymer Science
  • Sustainable materials

Studentships must have started by Sept/Oct 2020. Also applicants must have been resident in an EU member state for 3 out of the last 5 years to be eligible for funding through this programme.

To apply please review the projects listed on our website and follow the instructions for each specific project. This will typically involve submitting your CV, and other requested information explaining your interest in the programme to the relevant Principal Investigator.

The closing date is 1pm Friday 29th May 2020. This is a competitive process so not all applications will be funded. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

The clustering of material science research expertise, state of the art infrastructure and a team of professional support staff has enhanced Ireland’s international reputation in materials science research and driven increased investment from industry.

Central to AMBER’s research remit are the collaborative projects performed with each of our industry partners. The industry partners are diverse, both in terms of sectors and scale, covering the four primary sectors of ICT, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Industrial Technologies. A measure of the international competitiveness of AMBER is the sustained level of investment we have received from our multinational industry partners, in particular our strategic partners Intel, Merck Millipore, Nokia Bell Labs and Johnson & Johnson.

These positions are co-funded by the European Regional Development fund and Science Foundation Ireland under Irelands European Structural and Investment Fund.

The AMBER research centre, as a community of researchers, welcomes its responsibility to provide equal opportunities for all. We are actively seeking diversity in our research teams and particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups.


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