PhD students at CITIID do NOT apply to join an individual research group. On our webpage we provide a list of groups offering potential projects. However, we request that applicants list two potential projects of interest from our list. This is particularly useful for candidates that are invited for interview as these subject areas may form part of the interview process. In the first 2 – 3 weeks of term you will have a chance to hear about other projects being offered and meet supervisors and lab members which will help you make an informed decision.
We are looking for strong candidates that will contribute to the science in CITIID and have potential as basic or clinical researchers. During the admissions process we will consider the academic record and the comments from referees as well as the research experience and achievements of the applicants. We are mindful that the extent of research opportunity and publications can vary a lot depending on background and undergraduate training, and has been particularly difficult due to the COVID pandemic.
We can only base our shortlisting decisions on the information that we receive through the Application portal, so please ensure that all documents are uploaded on time. It is important that you take time to prepare your statement of interest and that you give some thought to how to showcase your initiative, original ideas, any lab experience and your way of thinking.