Archive for May, 2015

2 MSc Positions: Mathematical Biology (NOW CLOSED)

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Basic Description

Applications are invited for two, one and half year, funded M.Sc. research positions at the Hamilton Institute, an applied mathematics research centre of the National University of Ireland Maynooth. The present research projects involve the development and application of probabilistic and statistical methodologies to help understand the immune system.

The work will be supervised by Prof. K. Duffy and is supported by collaboration with experimental partners within Prof. P. Hodgkin’s Laboratory at the Walter and Elisa Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia.

Candidates must be available to spend all, or part, of the academic year, September 2015 to August 2016, visiting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, along with Prof. Duffy.

Candidate Profile

The candidate should hold a good, usually first-class honours, degree in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field and be motivated to tackle challenging research problems.


The postgraduate scholarships are open to Irish and EU students, pay university fees and carry a stipend of €18,000 (tax free). Costs of travel to MIT, along with accommodation while there, will also be covered.

The University and the City

Maynooth is a university town located 20km west of Ireland’s capital city Dublin with a vibrant cultural and social life. An express train line provides easy access to Dublin.

Application and Closing date

To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV, transcripts of undergraduate grades, motivation letter and the names and addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to Prof. Ken Duffy, Posts will be closed on being filled.