Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre

The Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC) is an applied research centre which aims to support the sustainable growth of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in the south east of Ireland. Situated in the heart of the region on the WIT campus, the centre seeks to stimulate research and innovation, allowing companies to embed R&D into their activities. One of 15 Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways, the PMBRC consists of a 800 m2 state-of-the-art facility with 34 highly-trained research personnel. The PMBRC has established links with national and international partners in industry, academia and medical care institutions.

Please browse through our site or see our video to get an overview of our research, equipment and activities.

A summary of our activities can be found on our brochure.

03/04/2017 - PhD Scholarships at the PMBRC

The PMBRC is currently seeking candidates for SIX WIT and Industry-Led PhD Scholarships. Full details can be found on the WIT Website

Scholarship Value: Successful applicants under the WIT PhD and Industry-Led Scholarships are eligible for a 48-month scholarship which provides an annual stipend (€10,000 p.a.), full fees and research costs (€2,000 p.a.).

Who Should Apply: We welcome applications from exceptional candidates who are keen to join a vibrant research community. Applicants must have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree and be ready to commence in September 2017.

Deadline for applications: 24th April 2017 5pm GMT

Questions? Join our online Q&A on April 12th (3pm to 5pm)


Available Positions: Candidates applying for any of the scholarships below, must complete the WIT Postgraduate Study by Research Application form and e-mail it to

Scholarship 1: Novel process strategies for the stabilisation of biopharmaceuticals for parenteral use (Full Details)

Scholarship 2: Rheological characterisation of cosmetic emulsions (Full Details)

Scholarship 3: Circulating angiogenic lymphocytes and vascular repair potential in age-related frailty (Full Details)

Scholarship 4: Designing novel antibiotic particles for inhalation therapy (Full Details)

Scholarship 5: Novel Nanomaterials for Ocular Drug Delivery (Full Details)

Scholarship 6: Enantioselective synthesis of biologically relevant molecules using catalysis in continuous flow (Full Details)