PhD Scholarship opportunities – HRB Neonatal Encephalopathy PhD Training Network (NEPTuNE)

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PhD Scholarship opportunities – HRB Neonatal Encephalopathy PhD Training Network (NEPTuNE)

Applications are invited for 5 PhD Scholarships with the HRB Neonatal Encephalopathy PhD Training Network (NEPTuNE) to support full time structured PhD research. The HRB NEPTuNE programme will support both training and research projects for 5 doctoral trainees in patient-focused research. The new HRB NEPTuNE trainees will start in October 2018.

The structured PhD degree is a doctoral training programme with the core component of advancement of knowledge through original research and integrated support for professional development.  The programme is student centered and the qualification is designed to enhance, improve and directly engage the student in relevant research skills. In addition, it will offer the student disciplinary, generic and transferable skills, tailored to suit the experience of the student and reflect the disciplinary requirements.

PhD Projects available

  • Develop a core outcome set for use in clinical trials, and other studies, for the prevention and the treatment of hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy – NUI Galway
  • CRADLE: Circadian Rhythm Alterations anD outcome in neonatal Encephalopathy – TCD
  • PANDA: Psychological And Neurodevelopmental assessment of Neonatal Encephalopathy – TCD
  • Identify characteristic features or ‘biomarkers’ of encephalopathy in newborn infants using EEG – UCC
  • NEON: Investigate the functional brain changes in neonatal encephalopathy (NE) infants and the associated behavioral and cognitive consequences – TCD

How to apply

Candidates should submit a cover letter (including the title of one or two of the above projects, in order of preference) together with a curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum) and names and contact details of 2 referees to

Application deadline extended to 27 June 2018, 17.00 GMT

Further details at