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Curriculum Vitae


Opportunities at Lamprou Research Lab

The Lamprou Research Lab is producing ground-breaking work in the field. Does this sound like something you would like to be a part of? Please browse our positions below.

Opportunities: Open Positions


Funded opportunities that arise will be advertised through the group Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as in prominent advertisers such as Jobs or FindAPhD.

Scholarship opportunities available at Queen's University Belfast can be found here and current projects at the School of Pharmacy can be found here.


If you are interested to pursue a Ph.D. in one of our Research Themes, and you have already secured you own funding (e.g., government source, charity, industry, research council) or you are Self-Funded applicant, you are encouraged to contact the PI, with full CV and one-page letter of motivation. You can find information on how to apply for a PhD here.

Ph.D. research topic examples in our lab:

  1. 3D & 4D printing in cancer management

  2. 3D Printed & bioprinted vascular grafts

  3. 3D printed personalised long-acting implants for effective cancer treatment

  4. 3D Printed Organ-on-a-chip systems

  5. 3D Printed Microneedle Vaccine Patches for Emerging Infectious Diseases

  6. Microfluidic approaches to personalised cancer treatment

  7. Microfluidic technologies for the production of Nanomedicines

  8. Microfluidic applications in vaccine development

  9. Theranostic Nanoparticles by Microfluidics

  10. Microfluidic devices for the synthesis of high-quality nanosized colloidal crystals


Our research programmes gives you the integrated, broad-based research training needed to exploit current advances in Nanomedicine & Biotherapeutics, Pharmaceutical Materials Science & Formulation, Drug Delivery & Biomaterials, among other topics. Applications accepted all year round, and you can start your studies at any time.

  1. Master of Philosophy (MPhil)The MPhil or Master of Philosophy is a research degree similar to a Ph.D. focuses on research expertise and prepares you for professional work or Ph.D. study. An MPhil programme runs for a standard period of 2 years with a minimum of 1 year. The MPhil is open to both full and part time candidates and is often a useful preparation for a Ph.D. study or a career within pharmaceutical industry.

  2. Doctorate of philosophy (Ph.D.): A Ph.D. is a doctorate of philosophy based on mostly independent study. It typically takes a minimum of three years to a maximum of four years to complete full-time, or a minimum of five years to a maximum of six years when studied part-time. Under the guidance of the academic supervisor, you will conduct unique research in your chosen field before submitting an extensive thesis of a publishable standard.

  • Guidance on expected cost of living in Belfast can be found here.​

  • Advice on QUB scholarships can be found here.

  • Opportunities to part time work if you wish to support your expenses, can be found here.


MSc Industrial Pharmaceutics: This unique 12 month Full-time Master’s programme will train graduates towards pharmaceuticals for a career in pharmaceutical research and industry. Is designed to produce highly-skilled graduates to meet the growing demands for expertise in this sector. The MSc has a strong collaboration with Pharma Industry who are providing talks and placements to the MSc students. MSc modules: Characterisation Methods for Pharmaceuticals; Formulation of Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Products; Leadership & Project Management; Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Emerging Technologies; Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs; Research Skills & Methods.


We are always seeking motivated and curious students from any discipline. We are happy to consider applications from students interested in carrying out internship or visiting research projects. We have enjoyed hosting visiting researchers from all over the world. During longer visits, students can expect to become co-authors and co-inventors on papers and patents. Note that visiting students must obtain their own fellowship funding.


A research placement can help you enhance skills and introduce you to new ones, make new friends and useful contacts, gain skills to make your CV stand out, and possibly earn some money for your work. Before you apply for any of the schemes, you need to contact the PI approximately two months ahead of the deadline to discuss a project. If you are currently studying for a first degree in the UK, some examples of sources of funding are:

  • Alzheimer’s Society - Undergraduate Bursaries: A stipend of £200 per week can be requested for up to 8 weeks (maximum £1,600), to support an undergraduate student to carry out a summer lab placement.

  • Nuffield Research Placement Scheme: Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course are eligible to apply. Reimburse travel costs for all students (to a maximum of £300), and you may be eligible to receive a bursary.

  • Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) - Summer Studentships:  Awards will be made to students at the end of their second year of study for a three-year degree or at the end of their second or third years for four-year degree courses. £2,000 in total.

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) - Undergraduate Research Bursaries: Bursaries to fund undergraduate summer research placements in chemistry-related research areas. The bursary is worth £200 per week for up to 8 weeks to cover a defined research placement.

  • Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) - Student Placement Scholarship: The Society offers Full, International and Life Members the opportunity to give undergraduate students and recent graduates, studying microbiology as part of their degree programme, the opportunity to obtain hands on experience. Grants are available to offer a suitable laboratory placement for a period of up to eight weeks. 

  • Wellcome Trust - Biomedical Vacation Scholarships: These awards provide promising undergraduates with hands-on experience of research during the summer vacation, with the aim of encouraging them to consider a career in research. Stipends of £250 per week for 6 – 8 weeks.

  • Note: Students currently studying at a European university should consider contacting the Erasmus Office at their home university about "placement" grants/scholarships.

To learn more about opportunities at Lamprou Research Lab, please get in touch.

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