Ph.D. Scholarships Available 2020
Ph.D. scholarships are available to start work, in 2020, in Professor Lee Smith’s research group in their brand new lab in Newcastle, Australia. The Ph.D. projects will utilise unique and cutting-edge transgenic mouse techniques to investigate the regulation of androgen biosynthesis and androgen action under normal and pathological conditions.
The candidate will join a growing multi-disciplinary team, consisting of experts in the field. Applicants should have a strong work ethic, self-motivation, developed communication, and teamwork skills.
We are seeking applications from individuals who have completed first-class or second-class upper honours degree in a Biomedical Science or equivalent degree with laboratory experience.
The current treatment paradigm of systemic, lifelong suppression or replacement of adrenal function has remained largely unchanged in decades, treating symptoms, often with significant side-effects or acute crisis if not managed correctly, yet in many cases offering no possibility of a cure. This project will demonstrate technology advances to support the rapid production of urgently needed adrenal disease models, while simultaneously developing novel drug and gene therapy approaches for their treatment.
Closing date: 31 December 2020