A PhD studentship in host-pathogen genomics is available at the University of Melbourne with joint supervision from the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Bio21 Institute), the Department of Pathology (Centre for Translational Pathology), and the Nossal Institute of Global Health.
The central goal of the project is to investigate the genetics of host-pathogen interactions in tuberculosis infection. We are profiling genomic variation in humans who have been infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterial agent of tuberculosis. These genomic profiles will be paired with whole genome sequencing of the M. tuberculosis bacteria isolated from each individual’s infection. The PhD studentship will thus centre around the computational and statistical analysis of genomic data, incorporating elements of biostatistics, microbiology, bioinformatics and phylogenomics.
We are looking for a candidate with background in both analytical (maths/statistics/computer science/physics) and biological sciences (biochemistry/genetics/microbiology). However, we most value those with strong enthusiasm to learn.
Applicants from interstate (outside Victoria) or overseas (outside Australia) may be eligible for a relocation allowance and $5,000 startup through the Bill Sawyer PhD Scholarships in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bio21 Institute. Stipend will be at the APA rate (currently $24,500 in 2013).
For more information and instructions on how to apply, please contact us by October 15, 2013:
Dr Kathryn Holt - email@example.com
Dr Michael Inouye - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Sarah Dunstan - email@example.com
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