PhD Studentship, Centre for Research in Vascular Biology

PhD Studentship, Centre for Research in Vascular Biology

College of Medicine and Health

A Health Research Board (HRB) funded PhD studentship is available at CRVB to investigate the role of a recently discovered vascular progenitor cell in atherosclerosis biology . This will involve study of progenitor biology in both experimental models of atherosclerosis and human atherosclerotic disease. Core technologies will include molecular biology and chemistry, flow cytometry and cell culture, and cloning techniques. Use of experimental in vivo models available at CRVB will be essential. The ultimate objective will be to establish the functional role of vascular progenitor cells in atherosclerosis progression and its complications.

CRVB is multidisciplinary group investigating fundamental concepts in vascular biology and myocardial repair with a specific emphasis on progenitor/stem cell biology. The CRVB has basic lab as well as translational research / imaging facilities with the capability of bench to bedside research. For further information see

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with an MSc or BSc (Hon, 1H or 2.1H) in the fields of Hematology, Biochemistry, Vascular Biology or Molecular/Cell Biology.

Student stipend: €16,000 per annum plus fees

Application by way of CV including details of three academic referees to

Professor Noel Caplice,
BioSciences Institute
University College Cork, Ireland
Tel: + 353 21 4901329 / E-mail:       or,

Sharon Babington.Tel: +353 21 4901442 / E-mail:

from whom further information may be obtained.

Closing date: Friday, 14 December 2007


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