Postgraduate and Job Opportunities

Would you like to study or work at the NICB and further your career in the area of Biomedical research? Keep an eye out here for upcoming postgraduate and job opportunities.


Role:                    PhD position - Cancer Research 

Duration:            4-year Fully funded (€18,000/annum)

Closing date:      31st Sept. 2019

Title:                    PhD in functional interrogation of both coding and non-coding mutations and their consequences on PI3K inhibitor efficacy in breast cancer treatment


A fully funded 4-year PhD position is available in DCU under the supervision of Dr. Alex Eustace. This PhD will address our hypothesis that mutations in both the coding and non-coding or ‘regulatory’ regions of genes encoding members of the PI3K/AKT-pathway influence patient response to new PI3K inhibitor based treatments.

Further information on the above position, including the job description is available to download here


Minimum educational requirements: Bachelor or Master’s degree (minimum grade of a high 2.1 or 1.1) in biological or medical related subjects.

Desirable: Prior experience of working in a research laboratory with skills in molecular biology, CRISPR transfection and cell culture an advantage.

The successful candidate should be enthusiastic, self-motivated and should be able to interact well within a large multi-disciplinary research team.

Application procedure

Informal enquires and full application (curriculum vitae, cover letter and contact details of two referees) to:

Dr. Alex Eustace,

National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology, Dublin City University,

Dublin 9, Ireland.

Email:; T:+353 (0)1 7007497


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