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CLOSED - CCRC PhD Position : Probiotics As Cancer Theranostics

Cork Cancer Research Centre PhD Studentship - CLOSED

Job Posted: 29 July 2016

Closing Date for Applications: 26 August 2016

School: Cork Cancer Research Centre

College: College of Medicine & Health

Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time

Job Type: Research

Salary: See below for details


CCRC PhD Position

The Cork Cancer Research Centre (CCRC) is a multidisciplinary research organisation that provides a research partnership between the University and the Cork teaching Hospitals. Its mission is to investigate major issues that concern the genesis, progression or treatment of cancer. The PhD student will be based at UCC in the CCRC laboratories at the Western Gateway Building.

The studentship comprises an annual stipend for four years, in addition to fees. The current stipend is €18,000 per annum. The project is funded for 48 months with a start date of October/November 2016.


PhD position

Title: Probiotics As Cancer Theranostics



This project involves the development of probiotic bacteria for cancer treatment and diagnosis. Work involves close collaboration with clinicians, and the project features use of a range of laboratory techniques including microbiology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, cancer biology and imaging.


Principal Investigator – Dr Mark Tangney

Informal queries to m.tangney@ucc.ie (Please cite the unique position reference PhDS1 in the subject heading)



  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.
  • To work with the project partner and other partners / collaborators in achieving the research goals.
  • To participate in the dissemination of the results of the research (oral and written) in which you are engaged, as directed by the Principal Investigator.
  • To contribute and produce high quality peer reviewed publications and other outputs.
  • To present research progress and project outcomes at project meetings and relevant conferences.
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities and educational and outreach programmes of the CCRC.


Selection Criteria

  • An upper second class or first class honours BSc degree and/or a MSc degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cancer, Bioinformatics or related discipline
  • Experience in bioinformatics, microbiology or biochemistry desirable
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • An ability to work independently to a tight schedule to deliver the milestones and deliverables as set out in the project proposal


To Apply:

Applications should include a covering letter, a detailed CV and the names and contacts of 2 referees and should be sent by email as indicated below, quoting the unique reference no PhDS1.

Applications will be accepted until August 26th 2016

Applications to m.tangney@ucc.ie (please cite the unique position ref in the subject of email)


University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer