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PhD scholarship (Bioinformatics) - Kirby Institute for Infection and immunity, UNSW

Project Description An exciting opportunity is available at the Viral Immunology Systems Program (VISP) at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia.

A PhD scholarship is available to undertake research on T cell responses in human infections using systems biology and immune-virology approaches.

The specific aim of this project is to apply single cell techniques to identify new gene and surface protein signatures of T cell sub-populations associated with successful establishment of long-term immunological protection.

Applications are invited from talented students from quantitative disciplines with background in either Physics, Statistics Mathematics, or computationally based disciplines: computer science, bioinformatics.

Further information about VISP can be found at:

Funding Notes

The scholarship is supported by the UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program, which includes a PhD stipend of AU $40,000 per annum, as well as tuition fees. The scholarship is up to 4 years.

Selection Criteria

Good programming skill in at least one language (e.g., R, Perl, C++ or Java) is essential. Previous experience in analysis of next generation sequencing data is highly desirable. Meet the minimum PhD entry requirements of UNSW Australia Demonstrate active research activity with evidence of scientific publications.

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