PhD position on investigating mechanical loading effects on postnatal development of articular cartilage @University College Dublin

Funding is available for a fully funded PhD position in UCD in Ireland from May or September 2022. Candidates can be from anywhere in the world. The project will be in close collaboration with the UCD Veterinary School and co-supervised by Prof Nowlan and by Prof Brama. The studentship includes stipend of €18,000 per annum (tax free) and fees (EU or international). Funding is available for four years.

Applicants should have a first class or upper second class degree (ideally a Masters) in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Science, Medical or Veterinary Sciences, or a closely related discipline. Candidates should have a keen interest in working with translational animal models, and also in the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system.

This PhD project will investigate how mechanical loading affects postnatal development of articular cartilage in a goat model system. The research will involve an exciting combination of biological, imaging and engineering techniques. There will be opportunities for international travel and collaboration. 

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter summarising your experience and your interests in this specific PhD project to Prof Nowlan. The position is open until filled.