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PhD projects - Computational Biology and Infectious Diseases - UNSW

The Systems Biology Group at the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Australia is looking for PhD students to work on research projects in the area of bioinformatics / computational biology as well as statistical analyses that are aimed at understanding viral evolution and the role of host immune response. These projects and will involve high- throughput data, such as next-generation sequencing, as well as immunological data (flow-cytometry, single cell sorting and sequencing of T and B cell repertoire).

Computational projects are suited to students with a strong background in quantitative disciplines such as Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics or similar.

Successful applicants will join a team of researchers in the Inflammation and Infection Research Centre, which hosts > 70 students and researchers in various field of Medical Sciences. There is also a great opportunity to interact with researchers involved in wet-lab activities. This research done in collaboration with experimental research groups both in Australia and overseas. Additional information on the Computational Biology Group’s research interests are available at:

Please include a cover letter and CV that provide details about research interests, education, employment history (if any), skills.

Post-graduate scholarships are available to support tuition and living expenses for domestic (Australian Postgraduate Award APA) and overseas PhD students to study in Australia.

Click here for more information on the international postgraduate research scholarships.

Also, we will encourage and support applications for prestigious Australian Government postgraduate scholarships.

Closing date is February 2015 for international (Semester 1 in 2015), and May for domestic (Semester 2 in 2015). Top-up scholarships are available in our group for $5-10K.

Interested applicants should contact Dr Fabio Luciani.