Australian National University, The John Curtin School of Medical Research
The Centre for Personalised Immunology (CPI) is looking to provide a studentship to a PhD student with strong talent and motivation to do first class translational research. You will be working on an exciting precision medicine research project led by internationally renowned experts Professor Carola Vinuesa and Professor Matthew Cook.
The successful applicant will learn how to analyse whole genome sequence data from patients with systemic autoimmune diseases (lupus being the prototype); identify putative disease-causing mutations; prove causation using DNA-editing technologies and various molecular biology and cellular immunology assays; and place the mutated proteins into accurate signaling pathways. The goal is to make diagnoses more accurate, and treatment more effective.
The CPI is funded as a National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence. It provides an energetic, collaborative and inter-disciplinary academic structure, with regular interactions with clinicians and bioinformaticians. Research students will have access to state-of-the-art technologies and equipment.
Students will be based in Canberra, Australia at The John Curtin School of Medical Research and will spend time on site at one of the CPI team member’s hospital locations including Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Sydney), Monash Medical Centre (Melbourne) or The Canberra Hospital.
You will have:
Bachelor of Science with first class honours or international equivalent in biology, biomedicine, or related science
- Practical experience in the lab working on a scientific project
- Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) who must have research experience
- Excellent English language skills
^A merit-based supplementary scholarship may be available to applicants with a medical qualification.
Expression of interest documents required:
- Curriculum vitae
- Summary of previous research
- Copy of academic transcripts
Official flier: http://jcsmr.anu.edu.au/files/ElizabethGreeneScholarship.pdf
This scholarship is open until filled.
View this listing on the PhDSeek.com website at http://www.phdseek.com/phds/1348