Title PhD Scholarship in quantitative biology 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 the mathematical biology of 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.

Take a quantitative approach to studying the interaction between livestock and their parasites, especially sheep and the nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta. You will join a group of quantitative and molecular biologists. The research will include the identification of genes underlying resistance to parasitic infection, bioinformatic analysis in both host and parasite and mathematical modelling of the protective immune response. The project will involve bioinformatic and statistical analysis as well as mathematical modelling. The aim is to enhance our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie resistance to parasite infection and use this understanding to develop sustainable methods of disease control.

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‚Äôs 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.

Contact us
If you require further information, please
contact:

La Trobe Graduate Research School
grs@latrobe.edu.au

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