Location University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute
Discipline

Developing New Diagnostic Tests and Therapies for Respiratory Diseases

PhD scholarship opportunities exist to train in one of Australia's leading respiratory disease centres. PhD projects are available to work with Dr. Gerard Kaiko and Professor Paul Foster developing new diagnostic tests for cystic fibrosis and severe asthma, and examining the cell and molecular mechanisms involved in lung regeneration in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The candidate will obtain training in a range of techniques including cellular and molecular biology, CRISPR, human primary stem cell culture, mouse models of respiratory disease, application of transgenic systems, clinical study design, and measurement of lung function. The projects combine aspects of both basic and clinical research. The aim will be to translate research findings into improved outcomes for patients. These projects will be based at the new Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) attached to a major regional hospital.

Eligibility: Must have significant experience in laboratory work. 1st Class Honours degree (or equivalent) or Research Masters degree. Must have high level of english proficiency (applications are only sort from individuals who are Australian or New Zealand permanent residents/citizens or have lived for a significant amount of time >5 years in another english speaking country).

Scholarship will cover tuition plus a PhD stipend. 

Applications should include a CV and research-related reference/s.



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Dr Gerard Kaiko