he Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) is the only research institute in the southern hemisphere solely dedicated to developing new treatments for diseases that more commonly occur with older age – we call these ‘adults-only’ diseases.
CHIRI’s vision is to identify new prevention and treatment strategies for adult diseases by supporting researchers who are prepared to explore the unexplored, take bigger risks in research and think outside the box in the search for major scientific insights and adult health outcomes.
Being based within Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences allows CHIRI to take full advantage of the unique freedom and opportunities that come with being a university-based institute.
CHIRI’s focus on discovery science makes it a natural home for new talent. As an ‘open access’ institute, CHIRI’s growing team of more than 200 scientists and research students welcome a membership of academics and students from across the university, and with partner organisations, who are pursuing research in line with the institute’s aims.
Applications are invited for 4-year PhD Scholarship in Tumour Biology at Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute in Australia. Scholarships are awarded to Australian Permanent Resident, International students, Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Australian Citizen and New Zealand Citizen.
The Curtin University is an Australian public research university based in Bentley and Perth, Western Australia. The university is named after the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin, and is the largest university in Western Australia, with over 58,000 students.
The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English
Scholarship worth $27,082 per annum (2018 RTP rate) is available.
- Scholarships are awarded to Australian Permanent Resident, International students, Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Australian Citizen and New Zealand Citizen.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be able to commit to four year tenure, full-time enrolment.
- Be located in Western Australia
- Possess a relevant postgraduate (Honours or Masters) university degree, this may include, but is not limited to the fields of genetics, molecular cell biology and/or biochemistry.
- Have demonstrated knowledge and experience with molecular biology techniques, including western blots and cell culture.
- Provide evidence of strong oral and written communication skills.
- Have the ability to work independently as well as part of a research team.
- Meet Curtin University’s PhD entry requirements: https://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au/research/apply/admission/a
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should email an expression of interest to Associate Professor Pieter Eichhorn (pieter.eichhorn-at-curtin.edu.au)and include:
- Cover letter (including a brief background of your current studies and academic achievements, interest in the area and personal goals related to the research)
- Academic transcripts
- Please use the subject header:
- Application: PhD Scholarship in Tumour Biology
This scholarship is subject to approval of admission at Curtin in the HDR course.
December 31, 2018