Currently there are no already-funded positions available in the Lab.


Opportunity to train as ICAT funded Clinician Scientist at the Duffy Lab NUIG

Prof Garry Duffy is one of the ICAT Supervisors, and his project on offer provides a chance for the Fellow to perform academic research at NUIG on anti-fibrotic diabetes reversing implants as part of the DRIVE project. A candidate with a background in transplant immunology and /or type 1 diabetes would be ideal. Applications to the ICAT Programme are opening in September 2017 for a start date in summer 2018.

The Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme is a a unique all-Ireland cross-institutional, comprehensive national programme for Clinician Scientists based at Ireland's major Universities and affiliated hospitals. The ICAT Programme is funded by The Wellcome Trust and the Health Research Board (HRB). Candidates with a medical qualification (MB BS, MB BCh or equivalent) and who have successfully completed the relevant College/Faculty Membership exam or part thereof (e.g. MRCP (UK) or MRCPI (RoI)) or equivalent relevant postgraduate certifications necessary for participation in the relevant specialist training programme are eligible.

The ICAT Fellowship is an integrated programme spanning 6-7 years of seamless, supported and mentored academic and clinical training targeting future academic leaders. Upon completion of the Programme, Fellows will obtain both PhD and CCST. Moreover, training emphasis will shift as the programme proceeds from how to begin a research career as a PhD candidate, followed by successful completion of the PhD, to establishing independence, through novel thought and independent research funding. Peer-interaction, collaboration and knowledge transfer from ICAT's affiliated panel of international advisors lie at the centre of the programme and how it achieves these complete training goals. Successful applicants will receive PhD registrsaiton fees, a salary, an academic appointment as Clinical Lecturer (or equivalent) and a contribution towards research consumables. More information is available here.


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Expressions of interest are welcome from excellent Postdoctoral scientists wishing to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to pursue a research project in the Duffy Kelly Labs (in one of our thematic areas). A number of different fellowships are available, details here.
Please contact the Research Manager with your CV and initial project proposal. We will support suitable candidates to refine their research proposal and application.

The deadline for expressions of interest to the Lab is mid-August as the closing date for the call is usually mid-September.


PhD Scholarships

Expressions of interest are welcome from biological and pharmaceutical sciences graduates with a 1st class or upper 2nd class honours degree wishing to pursue a PhD in the Duffy Kelly Labs. Prior research experience is favourable. A number of different funding schemes are available to support excellent candidates. Expressions of interest should be sent to the Research Manager with your CV and letter of motivation.