Jobs in Parasitology
The University of Queensland, Schools of Veterinary Science and Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Post-graduate training opportunities exist within a recently awarded project that aims to develop a vaccine for cattle to protect the food chain against zoonotic pathogens of public health and economic significance. This multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional project has scope for accommodating students with a range of backgrounds and research interests.
Principle collaborating institutions with which the successful candidate would be stationed include The UQ School of Veterinary Science (UQSVS), UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) and Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries (QPIF). The UQ SVS is one of the Nationís leading veterinary training environments, and hosts a dynamic and diverse research and research training program. The SCMB is a diverse and powerful research group with unique expertise in chemical and molecular life sciences (including bacterial pathogenesis). The QPIF Biosecurity and Emerging Technology groups promote profitable primary industries for Queensland by providing expertise and support to assist the State's food and fibre industries to increase productivity, improve sustainability, grow markets and adapt to change.
The role: The successful appointee will work at The University of Queensland (both St Lucia and Gatton campuses) investigating interactions between bacterial pathogens and bovine hosts. Scope exists to work in areas such as bacterial pathogenesis, in vitro modelling of enteric colonisation, bioinformatics, proteomics, and immunology. The candidate would be a member of a multi-disciplinary team under the principle guidance of the leader of the respective phase(s) of the research project.
The person: Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in a bioscientific discipline. Expertise or training in molecular genetics, microbiology, immunology or biomedical or animal sciences is desirable.
Remuneration: Candidates will be encouraged to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award. However, student support can also be derived from project funding. Stipend top-ups to the level of an Industry award (APAI: approximately $26,700 tax free per annum) will be made available to appropriate candidates on successful candidature confirmation.
Contact: To discuss the role contact Dr. Rowland Cobbold, on (07) 3365 2087, firstname.lastname@example.org or Assoc. Prof. Mark Schembri on (07) 3365 3306, email@example.com.
Send applications to:
Dr. Rowland Cobbold
School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, St. Lucia 2072.
Electronic applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org