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Research opportunities

Interested in joining the team in Cork and doing research on soft tissue taphonomy of fossils, taphonomic experiments, or fossil colour?

You can apply for funding via several sources:


Postdoctoral funding

Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship

Royal Society Fellowships

Maria-Sklowdowska Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships


PhD funding

Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Fellowship


Marie Curie and Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellows

If you are interested in preparing an application for a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship or a Marie Curie University Fellowship, and you would like to be hosted at UCC as part of the Palaeontology Group, please contact me (



Why move to Ireland?

  • World-class educational environment in English
  • Deep cultural traditions
  • Diverse outdoor activities
  • Vibrant young population
  • Fun and active student life
  • International students can avail of a 12 month "stay back" option to remain in Ireland for one year after their studies conclude.

Maria McNamara Research Group

Experimental and analytical taphonomy

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), University College Cork (UCC), Butler Building, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30, Ireland