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Three Ph.D. fellowships within the School of Science, Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland

Applications are invited for THREE Ph.D. fellowships in
Microalgal Biotechnology within the School of Science,
Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland

DURATION: Funded for 3 years, full-time.


The realisation of Ireland’s smart economy requires fostering innovation in promising sectors. Green technologies encompass a range of activities such as biofuel generation, environmental bioremediation or the harvest of high-added value chemicals from natural sources. In this context, the metabolic attributes of microalgae are actively researched worldwide.

The recruited PhD students will join the VES4US team to investigate the potential of microalgae in terms of targeted biotechnological applications relevant to a number of industrial sectors, with an emphasis on high-value metabolites such as antioxidants, polyunsaturated fatty acids or antimicrobial compounds.


€20,000 per annum + institutional registration and tuition fees for 3 years.

Profile Requirements

Motivated candidates with strong interests in aquatic microbiology and biotechnology must have a 1st Class honours B.Sc. (essential) and/or a M.Sc. (desirable) in relevant disciplines. Candidates with substantial experience in microbiology (eg. antimicrobial disk assays), analytical chemistry (LC-MS, HPLC, GC-MS, FTIR) and/or microalgal biology (cultivation, physiology) will be considered favourably. Only candidates with a valid European passport are eligible for these positions as international fees cannot be paid from the available funding.

Expected Starting Date

01st September 2018.

To Apply

Please send by email:
1) a detailed cover letter
2) a full curriculum vitae
3) contact details of two academic referees to Dr. Nicolas Touzet ([email protected]).

Please insert the subject line ‘VES4US’ with your electronic correspondence.

Closing Date For Applications

17:00 local time, 15th of July 2018.

This research has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 801338.

Three Ph.D. fellowships within the School of Science, Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland

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