Applications for this PhD have now closed.
Location La Trobe University, School of Applied Systems Biology
App. deadline 15/06/2018
  • Scholarship available
Project ID J Edwards PhD#4
Eligibility Australian and New Zealand residents

Innovative plant pathogen surveillance using metabarcoding and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) on spore trap contents

This project will investigate the use of metabarcoding and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to identify fungal species caught in surveillance traps. The goal is to identify multiple species in the one test and explore quantification, to the species level, of trapped organisms.

The successful candidates will receive;

  • A $30,000p.a (tax free) scholarship for 3 years
  • Training in Australia’s first integrated agricultural systems biology research centre, AgriBio.
  • Professional development programs
  • International travel opportunities

The Research projects are based at the following locations:

  • AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBiosciences, Melbourne, Australia
  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Brisbane, Queensland

 Successful applicants must meet Australian University entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy degree and must be Australian permanent residents.

For enquiries and to apply, please forward a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (please include evidence of research writing) and academic transcripts to –

Kendra Whiteman

Visitor and Student Coordinator

Agriculture Victoria Research

+61 03 9032 7065

Closing date for applications: 15 June 2018

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