Murdoch University PhD Scholarship in Cystic Fibrosis Research

Murdoch University PhD Scholarship in Cystic Fibrosis Research

Murdoch University PhD Scholarship in Cystic Fibrosis Research. With more than 23,000 students and 1,700 staff from across 90 different countries, we are proud to be recognised for the impact that our free-thinking graduates, life-changing research, and innovative campus and industry developments have made – both in Western Australia and around the world.

PhD Scholarship in Cystic Fibrosis Research

PhD scholarship to explore the relationship between lung microbial metabolism and the lung-gut microbial axis in Cystic Fibrosis.

This exciting opportunity is for a graduate from biological sciences/biochemistry/ medicine/analytical chemistry or similar degree with a strong academic background to undertake a PhD in cystic fibrosis research.

The successful applicant will be based at Murdoch University at the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC) and will contribute to an international research program funded through a NHMRC Synergy Grant in collaboration with the Telethon Kids Institute. The research will be focused on understanding the role of the lung microbiome and the gut-lung microbial axis in cystic fibrosis. The project aims to develop novel assays using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry capabilities at the ANPC to characterise microbial metabolites as markers of disease progression.


Study level PhD
Funding body NHMRC Synergy Grant
Value PhD scholarship stipend of $30,000 pa, for 3 years.
Duration Scholarship payments for 3 yrs (full-time enrolment up to 4 yrs). Applicants must be able to commence no later than 1 October 2021.
Requirements Applicants must demonstrate strong knowledge and research skills in a relevant discipline, be highly motivated and demonstrate the drive to work both independently and within a team towards timely completion of research. Familiarity with analytical techniques such as mass spectrometry is favourable, but not a pre-requisite. Applicants must meet the requirements of Murdoch University’s Graduate Research Office to be eligible (first or upper second-class Honours degree, Masters degree by research, or equivalent).
Apply by 1 July 2021
To apply Please email the following documentation to Sara Lim:

  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the position
  • Copy of your complete academic transcript
  • Academic CV

Selected applicants will be then invited to interview and submit proposals via Murdoch University’s postgraduate scholarship application process.

Contact For more information about the project contact Sara Lim ([email protected]), Dr Nicola Gray ([email protected]), Prof Elaine Holmes ([email protected]).

 

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