PhD in Ion Channel Biology


   Applied Sciences

   Friday, April 05, 2024  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Fully Funded PhD Studentship Smooth Muscle Research Centre (SMRC), Dundalk, Ireland

The Smooth Muscle Research Centre in Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland comprises a cross-disciplinary research team focused on the regulation of ion channels in health & disease.

Project Description

Keywords; Ion Channel, Electrophysiology, Tremor, Parkinson Disease

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship, funded by Science Foundation Ireland’s Frontiers for the Future 2021 - Frontiers for Partnership Awards. This is an exciting, collaborative project between Dundalk Institute of Technology and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, that will examine the regulation of ion channels by regulatory proteins and how this is affected in patients with tremor. We previously reported a unique interaction between large conductance Ca2+-activated potassium (BK) channels and a completely unrelated protein, LINGO1, which is upregulated in the brain of Parkinson’s Disease patients (PMID: 31932443).

Candidate Requirements

The ideal candidate will have, or is on course to obtain in 2024, a 2:1 or 1st Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) in physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology or another appropriate biological science subject. Ideally, the candidate should have demonstrable laboratory experience in electrophysiology and ion channel mutagenesis. It is also a requirement that any applicant whose first language is other than English must have a certified English language proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Informal enquires about this project can contact Dr. Mark Hollywood at . Please note that canvassing will render the candidate ineligible.

How to Apply

Applicants forward a copy of their CV and a one-page cover letter outlining (i) your suitability for this position and (ii) your motivation for applying, to . Please use the Position Reference SMRC24 in the email subject.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4 pm (GMT) on Friday April 5th 2024.

DkIT reserves the right to extend this deadline

Biological Sciences (4) Medicine (26)

Funding Notes

This full-time PhD studentship comprises an annual stipend of €22,000 for 4 years plus postgraduate fees are covered, as are direct research costs.
This scholarship is funded by Science Foundation Ireland under its Frontiers for the Future 2021 - Frontiers for Partnership Awards.

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