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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

[Ireland] PhD Studentships in Chemistry, National University of Ireland

PhD Studentships, Department of Chemistry, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

Deadline: December 14th, 2007

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates to work on the topic ‘New Biodegradable Hydrogel Materials for the Delivery of Nitrification and Urease Inhibitors’ which is a collaborative project between the department of Chemistry at NUI Maynooth and Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Ireland. Two positions are available and these are funded by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Dublin, Ireland.

The overall objective of this project is the development of new biodegradable hydrogel materials that are capable of releasing, in a slow and sustained manner, nitrification or urease inhibitors to minimize the leaching of nitrates from soils and to limit the loss of nitrogen through gaseous emissions.

Applicants should have a good first or upper class honours degree in Chemistry or a related discipline, such as Environmental Science. Funding will be provided for a three-year period and this will include a stipend of €16,000 per year, the payment of PhD fees (EU rates only) and funding for travel.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Dr. Carmel Breslin (carmel.breslin[ at ] Details on the department of Chemistry and the focus of its research work can be found at

Applications, including a full curriculum vitae and the names, email addresses, fax and telephone numbers of two referees, should be forwarded (by post or email) to Dr. Carmel Breslin, Department of Chemistry, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, so as to arrive no later than Friday, December 14th, 2007.

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