Skip to main content

CoOrdinator of Training, PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

CoOrdinator of Training

PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology

Applications are invited for the position of Coordinator of Training for a four year integrated PhD Scholars Programme in Cancer Biology. This prestigious programme funded by the Health Research Board of Ireland will train 18 students over 7 years and incorporates a first year of taught modules and laboratory rotations, with the subsequent three years engaged in a chosen research project that leading to a thesis and award of the Ph.D. The underlying research theme of the programme is Signalling Systems and Gene Regulation in Cancer, with emphasis on fundamental processes driving the genesis and progression of virtually all cancers.For more information please see

The Coordinator of Training will be responsible for the coordination of student activities in the programme including taught modules, laboratory rotations, assessment of work, selection of projects and progression towards the PhD, programme review, and report writing. The Coordinator will be expected to play a significant role in development of the programme at every level. The Coordinator will report to the Director of the Programme, and will also liaise closely with the steering committee, the investigators in the programme, and the UCC Graduate Studies Office.

Applicants should have a PhD, research experience in the broad area of cancer biology or cell biology, and some teaching experience. Previous experience with structured PhD programmes would be advantageous.

Informal enquires may be directed towards Professor Rosemary O’Connor, Department of Biochemistry, BioSciences Institute, University College Cork. 
Phone:021 4901312; email;

Applications should include a CV, a statement of career interests, and contact information for two referees and should be forwarded to Professor Rosemary O'Connor.

Closing date:  Friday, November 30th 2007.

Human Resources

Acmhainní Daonna

Ground Floor, Block E, Food Science Building, UCC