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

Applications are invited for one 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 Project available

  • PANDA: Psychological And Neurodevelopmental assessment of Neonatal Encephalopathy – TCD

The aim of this project is to characterise the developmental and psychological outcomes of infants with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy. Neonatal brain injury is a common cause of mortality and disability. Neonatal encephalopathy (NE) is one of the commonest causes of neonatal brain injury in full term infants. For every baby that dies from NE, another will survive with significant lifelong disability.   Ireland is at the forefront of research in the field of neonatal brain injury and a recent HRB funded study by researchers in this consortium has shown that even infants with mild encephalopathy can have cognitive impairments at 5 years of age.

Further details: CRDIED20180713_NEPTuNE_PANDA_Project

How to apply

Candidates should submit a cover letter together with a curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum) and names and contact details of 2 referees to neonatal-phd@crdi.ie

Application deadline Monday 20 August 2018, 17.00 GMT

Further details at https://www.crdi.ie/neptune/