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Funded PhD Scholarships available: A tax-free stipend between €16,500 and €19,000 a year is available, as well as fully paid tuition, equipment and conference expenses. The studentships will involve the candidates working closely with the industry partners to address realistic problems and develop appropriate solutions. The ability to integrate the candidate's research with the relevant industrial research and development teams will be an important element in the successful delivery of this research. Applicants should have a 1st Class or Upper 2nd Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline. The studentships are for 4 years and will be based in Lero at a number of academic partners, including University College Dublin, Dublin City University, and Trinity College Dublin. Your application should consist of a CV with a list of subjects (with marks and averages) - email to Prof. John Murphy (<email></email>). Outline your interest in the projects that are listed here.

All incoming PhD students will be enrolled in LGSSE (Lero Graduate School in Software Engineering) the main education initiative of Lero. Lero’s research focus is on Evolving Critical Systems (ECS) – complex, high-value and long- lived software which must be capable of change over time without any loss of quality, reliability, safety or predictability. The Lero academic team includes researchers from the University of Limerick, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Dundalk Institute of Technology and NUI Galway, while the strategic industrial partner is IBM.