MSc scholarship: Coding in Bacteria Communication Nanonetworks

Applications are invited for a Masters degree studentship at Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland in the area of Molecular Communications. The successful candidate should have strong background in information theory, mathematical foundations, as well as communication network protocols (background in molecular biology is not required).

This is a full-time research position for 1.5 years to develop theoretical models for source coding in multi-hop bacteria communication nanonetworks. In particular the focus of the project will investigate how current source coding models can be applied to bacteria nanonetworks.

The Hamilton Institute has one of the largest applied mathematics research groups in Ireland and is an international centre of excellence. The successful candidate will also be collaborating closely with the Nano Communication Centre (NCC), Tampere University of Technology, Finland (, and will be spending a period of time at NCC.

This postgraduate scholarship is open to Irish, EU and international students and carries a stipend of €18,000 (tax free).

To apply for this post, candidates should submit a detailed CV, motivation letter, a summary of scientific interests and expertise, as well as the names and addresses of two referees to: Prof. Doug Leith (

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