|Title||UTS Scholarship Opportunity|
|Location||University of Technology, Sydney|
UTS Scholarship Opportunity; School of Life Sciences
UTS is Australia’s Top Young University and ranked within the Top 200 universities worldwide. Its vibrant campus is located in the centre of Sydney, with easy access to all amenities and transport. A postgraduate research degree equips you with specialist knowledge in your chosen field in preparation for entrepreneurial career pathways, senior roles in industry, or for a future career in research. It’s an opportunity to expand your intellectual interests, build your skills and hone your expertise. And it’s not just for a certain type of person—in fact, a research degree has
Specifically, the candidate’s role in the project will be to characterise the miRNA profile of the parasite throughout its life cycle. This information will then facilitate an examination of the interaction of parasite miRNAs with host cells in vivo and in vitro, and inform the exploration of the functional mechanisms employed by the parasite to manipulate host immune responses.
Demonstrated laboratory experience in tissue culture, aseptic techniques and molecular techniques, including working knowledge of RNA extraction, PCR/qPCR, RNA sequencing would be desirable. Applicants with some knowledge in bioinformatic approaches for the analysis of gene expression would be ranked highly.
The project will be supervised by Associate Professor Sheila Donnelly and Associate Professor Nham Tran.
About the Scholarship:
How To Apply
Applicants must meet the eligibility and has the desire to pursue research in the proposed area.
Shortlisted candidates will be advised with further details.