Training

Objectives

The key objectives of our training programme are to:

  • Impart scientific knowledge in genomics data science.
  • Develop a creative and innovative mind-set enabling the graduates to achieve new standards in scientific thinking and approaches, such as disruptive technologies.
  • Provide complementary skills equipping graduates with leadership capacity and communication skills.
  • Provide entrepreneurial training to help students convert knowledge and research ideas into product and service solutions.
  • Facilitate the development of a researcher network creating the critical mass required to
    address challenging scientific questions.

Overview

  • Students are centrally recruited into the programme by a recruitment committee which is made up of co-applicants from each of the partner institutions, industry representatives and the programme manager.
  • All students accepted onto the programme will complete a 1st semester Residential Training Programme (RTP) at NUI Galway. During the RTP they will be accommodated on campus which will be paid for by the centre and they will complete 3 taught modules in the form of an intensive series of short workshops, presented by leading experts in their fields.
  • Over 100 researchers, including many of Ireland’s top genomics scientists, are associated with the programme and available as PhD supervisors. Project proposals submitted by these supervisors will be made available to students.
  • The students choose the project/supervisor/institution where they want to carry out their PhD from the list of project proposals.
  • Students will also go on a placement typically for 3 months in year 2/3 of their training.

Application
Nov - Jan

Shortlisting & Interviews
Feb - Apr

Offers
Mar - Jun

START

Residential Training Programme
Sep - Dec

Research Project Start
Duration: 3 years 8 months

Placement in Year 2/3
PhD Graduate
Year 1
Annual Progress Review
Annual Research Symposium
Year 2
Annual Progress Review
Annual Research Symposium
Year 3
Annual Progress Review
Annual Research Symposium
Year 4
Annual Progress Review
Annual Research Symposium

Application
Nov - Jan

Shortlisting & Interviews
Feb - Apr

Offers
Mar - Jun

Year 1
Annual Progress Review
Annual Research Symposium
START

Residential Training Programme
Sep - Dec

Research Project Start
Duration: 3 years 8 months

Year 1
Annual Progress Review
Annual Research Symposium
Year 2
Annual Progress Review
Annual Research Symposium
Year 2
Annual Progress Review
Annual Research Symposium
Year 2/3
Placement
Year 2/3
Placement
Year 3
Annual Progress Review
Annual Research Symposium
Year 3
Annual Progress Review
Annual Research Symposium
Year 4
Annual Progress Review
Annual Research Symposium
Year 4
Annual Progress Review
Annual Research Symposium
PhD Graduate