Applications for this PhD have now closed.
Location Griffith University, Environmental Futures Research Institute
App. deadline 05/04/2018
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Open to international applicants

PhD scholarship: Chytridiomycosis in frogs

Professor Hamish McCallum’s research team has a PhD opportunity available for a highly motivated applicant to study frog chytrid fungal disease.

Chytridiomycosis (caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) is the most devastating disease threat to biodiversity ever recorded. It has caused the decline and extinction of hundreds of frog species around the world.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a direct conservation impact by working with endangered frog species of eastern Australia. The project involves working with captive animals to investigate infection dynamics and mechanisms of resistance to assist with population recovery.

The project is funded by an Australian Research Council grant, and the PhD scholars will be supervised by Prof. McCallum, Dr. Laura Grogan, and Dr. David Newell from Southern Cross University, among others.

Prof. McCallum is a leading international disease ecologist, and his research team studies a range of important wildlife diseases.

To be eligible, applicants must have first-class honours or equivalent. Peer-reviewed publications are advantageous. The successful applicant will be offered a PhD scholarship stipend (AU$27,082 pa) plus project funding and support.

To apply, submit a CV and one-page statement  of your research interests to Dr. Laura Grogan by 5th April, 2018, with the subject line “PhD application”.

For more information about the research team, the Environmental Futures Research Institute (EFRI), and Griffith University in QLD, Australia, please visit:

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Further Information / Application Enquiries

Dr Laura Grogan