Ward Biotech MSc Studentship In Companion Animal Health

UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is the only centre for veterinary education in Ireland, and enjoys a great tradition. The School is one of the leading veterinary schools in Europe. Our state-of-the-art facilities and position on the campus of a major research-intensive university allow us to push back the frontiers of knowledge in veterinary research, thus advancing animal health, animal welfare and human health.

Ward Biotech Ltd. This MSc Studentship is established with the generous support of Ward Biotech Ltd., an Irish Biotechnology Company.

MSc Project Summary – The project will involve studies on oral health care.

This is a collaborative study and may involve periods of work in other research centres.

The post-holder will have responsibility for a number of specific areas, including:

  • Complete a focused MSc Programme based upon oral health in companion animals.
  • Have an appreciation of good laboratory practice to protect intellectual property.
  • Prepare and present for discussion within the team on a regular basis.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and peer reviewed scientific publications.

Profile – The ideal candidate will have an excellent degree in one of the Life Sciences; combined with a deep interest in determining the biology of health/disease. Candidates should be enthusiastic, self- motivated individuals, who interact well within a larger research team. To be eligible for consideration to undertake a programme of study for a Master’s Degree by Research, a candidate must have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honours in an approved primary degree or equivalent.


  • Degree in a Life Science (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology) and be a citizen of the European Union.
  • Excellent scientific, organisational and project management skills.
  • Commitment to research and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team focused on delivery of high- quality research.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

MSc Duration: 1 year to start on 1st January 2014.

Stipend: €20,000 per annum

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Alan Baird (alan.baird@ucd.ie) to whom full applications, including a full CV should be made by noon on 4th November 2013.

To apply for this post, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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