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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Fully Funded PhD position in Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology, Ireland

The Giordani group based in School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University (DCU)

in Ireland is recruiting a PhD student to fill a salaried position with their team pioneering research in the fields of Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology.

The research is focused on organic and materials chemistry. The lab specializes in the design, synthesis, and functionalization of carbon nanomaterials for biomedical (sensing, molecular imaging, and drug delivery), energy, and environmental applications.


Project Overview

Advancing Drug Delivery with Biocompatible Nano-Platforms

The critical challenge in pharmacological therapy lies in precise drug delivery within complex organisms. Achieving accurate dosing and targeted delivery is essential for personalized medicine and minimizing collateral damage. This project focuses on developing **biocompatible nano-platforms** with diagnostic, imaging, and therapeutic capabilities. By addressing this challenge, we can revolutionize disease detection and treatment modalities, benefiting patients worldwide.



  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field (or equivalent) is required.

  • Strong research skills with a background in organic chemistry, materials chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, physical chemistry, or related disciplines.

  • Strong problem-solving abilities.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research and a desire to advance the field of nano-medicine.

  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally for conferences and/or collaborative work.



  • A fully-funded four-year PhD position with a tax-free stipend of €22,000 p.a.

  • Mentorship from leading experts in the field.

  • Opportunities for international collaborations.

  • A supportive and collaborative research environment.


Application Process

Interested candidates are invited to submit an Application to Professor Silvia Giordani at ( and mention “PhD 2024 application” in the subject of the mail. Attach below documents

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing academic and research experience.

  • A cover letter describing research interests and motivation for applying to this project.

  • Names and contact information for at least two academic or professional references

• Application Deadline: 9th June 2024

• Start Date: 1st September 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter)



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