PhD Scholarship in Biomedical Sciences

Seeking a PhD student to develop and utilise microfluidic systems for accelerating biomedical research.

Join our multidisciplinary research team to develop and utilise microfluidic systems in biomedical research. This involves performing various microscopy, gene, and protein analyses to investigate the response of mammalian cells to a range of chemical stimuli under highly controlled conditions using microfluidic systems.

  • The scholarship will provide a stipend of $31,885 per annum
  • The duration of this scholarship is 3 years with the possibility of a six-month extension.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Meet the entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy
  • Meet research scholarship eligibility criteria
  • Be a highly motivated and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Possess a Masters or Honours degree in biomedical sciences or cellular biology
  • Have experience with performing molecular and cellular assays.

Please send expressions of interest and inquiries to Dr. Sara Baratchi via sara.baratchi@rmit.edu.au. Expressions of interest should contain the following information:

  • A one-page summary justifying the applicant’s suitability for the role
  • An academic CV
  • Transcript of qualifying degree.

Applications are open now.

Applications close when a candidate is selected.

Candidates will be part of and mentored by a multidisciplinary team, including members specialising in biology, microfluidics, and clinical research from RMIT University, Baker Institute of Heart and Diabetes, and Leading Technology Group.

The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility focused on cardiovascular disease with a distinguished history, spanning more than 90 years. Its research is directed toward today’s healthcare challenges, seeking to ultimately alleviate healthcare burdens through multidisciplinary teams comprising medical specialists, scientists and public health experts all focused on translating laboratory findings into new approaches for prevention, treatment, and care.

Leading Technology Group is an Australian group of medical research companies that spans research equipment & reagents, hospital software and clinical trials. Their research mission is accelerating medical research and they hope to achieve that goal through the implementation of microfluidic systems in this collaboration with RMIT.

This scholarship will be governed by RMIT University's Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

Dr. Sara Baratchi via sara.baratchi@rmit.edu.au

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