Location University of New South Wales, Kirby Institute
App. deadline 11/11/2017
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Eligibility Open to international applicants

T cell responses in viral infections unravelled via single cell technologies

An exciting opportunity is available at the Viral Immunology Systems Program (VISP) at the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity 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 scholarship is supported by the UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program, which include a PhD stipend of AU $40,000 per annum, as well as tuition fees. The scholarship is up t 4 years.


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.

Additional information on the VISP research interests is available at:



The project is opened to talented students form quantitative disciplines and with background in either experimental – immunology, virology, molecular biology - or computationally based disciplines – computer science, bioinformatics, physics.


Applicants must meet the PhD entry requirements of UNSW Australia, must hold an Honours degree or a research Masters degree, and must have a final GPA score for their undergraduate or Masters studies of at least 90% in GPA.

The applicants should also demonstrate active research activity with evidence of scientific publications.



Interested applicants should contact

Dr Fabio Luciani: luciani@unsw.edu.au.

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Further Information / Application Enquiries

Dr Fabio Luciani
02 93853838