Title PhD Scholarship in immunoparasitology at La Trobe University
Salary $26,682 per annum
Location Melbourne, Victoria
Job Information

A Ph.D. scholarship offered to an exceptional student, to investigate  host-parasite interactions.


This scholarship will be offered to an enthusiastic and hard-working candidate, who wishes to forge a career in science.


Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.


Explore host-parasite interactions, especially the interaction between domestic sheep and the nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta. The aims of the research are to identify the molecular targets of the protective IgA response; to determine the mechanisms of action and to explore the evasion mechanisms used by the parasite. The research will involve a variety of techniques including ELISA, Western blotting, capillary electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, cloning, expression and protein conformation, enzyme kinetics and bioinformatics. The candidate is expected to know some of these procedures and training will be supplied as necessary.


Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:


  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682 per annum, to support your living costs (under review)
  • opportunities to attend national and international conferences
  • opportunities to research and publish in cutting edge science.
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs


How to apply

If you wish to apply for this Scholarship email Professor M. J. Stear at  m.stear@latrobe.edu.au with a full CV including 3 referees, and a cover letter outlining why you would like to be considered for this scholarship.


The university will carefully review your application and consider you for this Scholarship.


You will be advised of an outcome by December 2017.


Closing date

Applications close 1 October 2017, unless filled sooner.


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La Trobe Graduate Research School