Miriam is excited to be spending the next three months at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, expanding her research into polymer and materials chemistry under the guidance of Prof. K. Landfester and Dr. F. Wurm.

Research in sunny Germany

Ph.D. Studentship in Organic Chemistry

A 4-year Ph.D. studentship, starting in September 2018, is available in the area of transition-metal catalysis, focusing on the development of novel deuteration methodology for biomolecules and drug targets.

The studentship, which is funded by the College of Science, NUI Galway, covers EU tuition fees and includes a tax-free annual salary of €12,000. Candidates will be expected to hold a Master’s degree or a very good Bachelor’s degree in a related area before the start of the studentship.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a full application containing a cover letter, CV, and two letters of recommendation to miriam.oduill(at)nuigalway.ie or by post to Dr. Miriam O’Duill, School of Chemistry, NUI Galway, University Road, Galway, H91 TK33, Ireland by April 30th 2018. Informal enquiries are welcome at any time.

Hardiman PhD Scholarships

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Applications for the NUI Galway Hardiman PhD Scholarhips are open for students starting their PhD in September 2018. Successful applicants will be fully funded for four years, with a stipend of € 16,000 p.a. plus fees. For more information on the scholarship, see the NUI Galway website (application deadline: February 16th). Students interested in applying for a PhD in the O’Duill group should contact Miriam at miriam.oduill(at)nuigalway.ie

Wanted: Postdocs for IRC Fellowship




The O’Duill group is currently recruiting postdoctoral scientist interested in joining the lab in the autumn of 2018 on a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship.

  • The fellowship offers: a salary of €31,275 pa and social insurance contributions.
  • Requirements: Candidates must have graduated within the 5-year period between 31 March 2013 and 31 March 2018. (Note: Candidates from any country may apply.)

If you are interested in applying, please contact Miriam at miriam.oduill(at)gmail.com by November 1st 2017.