Available Positions

Research Fellow positions 

We are looking for a Research Fellow to support the development of an enzyme-responsive peptide-mimetic hydrogel for the sustained parenteral delivery of antiretroviral drugs for HIV/AIDs. This is an MRC funded project with support available for a one year post.

Deadline: This position has now closed.



PhD positions

Opportunities exist for self-funded research students in a variety of areas throughout the pharmaceutical, biomaterial and biochemical sciences.


Projects include:

Peptide hydrogels as a long-acting multipurpose drug delivery platform for combined contraception and HIV prevention

Peptide hydrogels as novel nanotherapeutic delivery agents enhancing the anti-tumour efficacy of radiotherapy.

Multifunctional peptide hydrogels as a chronic wound therapy.


More information can be found by contacting the group directly at: garry.laverty@qub.ac.uk


Collaborative PhDs

Biobased Polymers of the Future – Poultry Industry Waste valorisation

We have a collaborative project with Dr Eoin Cunningham (QUB School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), Dr Beatrice Smyth and Moy Park on bio based polymers as part of the CITI-GENS projects.
More info can be found by clicking the title above.

Closing Date: 10th July 2020

Project start: ~January 2021

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