We are currently looking for motivated students to investigate a novel way to perform both diagnosis and treatment of brain glioblastomas with the newly developed paradigm of the Internet of Bio-Nano Things. The proposed PhD research is a multidisciplinary effort to bring advances to the field of theranostics by integrating the fields of communication engineering and networking with biotechnology/nanotechnology to ultimately produce a novel closed-loop feedback solution for brain glioblastoma patients. The student will acquire knowledge and experience around computational models for the next generation of brain machine applications from a nanonetwork paradigm perspective. The PhD student has the possibility of travelling for research collaboration in the USA, Europe and South America.
The post is part of the TSSG (http://www.tssg.org
), which is a research group with more than 100 researchers inside the MEPS research unit. Inside this group, many research activities are developed under the TSSG Brain Initiative (http://www.tssg.org/research/new-tssg-initiatives/tssg-brain-initiative
). The PhD position will be supervised by Dr. Michael Taynnan Barros (Experienced post-doc researcher) and Dr. Sasitharan Balasubramaniam (TSSG research director).
Standard duties and responsibilities of the scholarship
The successful candidate will work within the bio-nano research subunit of MEPS, which comprises of postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and MSc students. The candidate will also focus on the research of next generation of brain-machine interfaces based on the Internet of Nano Things paradigm for theranostics of brain glioblastomas. The tasks to be performed as part of this position will include:
• Distributed ultrasound beamforming modelling and prototyping
• Design a nanonetwork architecture for both sensing and stimulation of brain cells.
• Design a software defined nanonetworks for closed loop brain theranostics
• Preparation and submission of research papers
• Perform training under the Structure PhD program guidelines
• Work closely and report weekly to main supervisor
• Undertake two hours of academic development activities per week
This is a 4 year full-time structured PhD programme
Stipend: €12,000 p/a
Fees: €4,500 p/a
Research costs: €2,000 p/a
For any informal queries, please contact Dr Michael Taynnan Barros, +353 89 4690484
For further information on this scholarship and how to apply, please visit View Website