Deadline: 30 November 2022

Applications are invited for a PhD Walsh Scholarship in a project focusing on bovine subclinical mastitis-related microorganism identification and survival in the dairy chain. The successful candidate will join a team with a track record of success in this research topic, and have access to a research infrastructure. There will be opportunities throughout the programme for professional development training, conference attendance and international travel to expand your research interest.

I. Benefits

The Scholarship funding is €24,000 per annum, including University fees of up to a
maximum of €6,000 per annum and is tenable for four years.
International students are eligible for the funding but will need to find support to cover the extra tuition fees chargeable to non- EU students.

Teagasc supervisors: Dr Triona O’Brien and Dr Geraldine Duffy

TUDublin supervisor: Dr Uma Tiwari

II. Eligibility

  • Honours degree in Microbiology, Food Technology, Food Science or related
    discipline is required.
  • The academic qualification expected for a PhD studentship is an Upper
    Second Class (Hons) Degree (2H1 or equivalent).
  • Laboratory experience with microbiological techniques and a full EU driving licence are essential, and knowledge of quantitative risk assessment is desirable.
  • As requirement of TUDublin, all applicants, whose first language is not
    English, are required to hold suitable English test scores

III. How to apply?

Submit an electronic copy of a Curriculum Vitae and a letter of
interest, which should include a short personal statement and the names and contact details of two referees, by emailing to [email protected] and [email protected]

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