PhD Position in Immunology – CD4+/CD8+ Double-positive T cell regulation
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD student to pursue a project into CD4+/CD8+ Double-positive T cells. The project goal is to understand the mechanisms through which this rare population of regulatory cells maintains skin integrity. Despite their importance, little is known about the regulatory pathways these cells utilise. Previous work from the team has described an innovative technique to enrich these cells for in-depth study and demonstrated their potent regulatory capacity in vivo. This project will enhance our understanding of these cells and uncover their mechanisms of action. The outcomes of this work will therefore provide fundamental new knowledge of skin and T cell physiology.
The candidate should have a background in immunology or a closely-related discipline. Excellent communication skills, strong drive and self-motivation, a passion for research and the ability to work in a team are required.
*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 4, 2020. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date: https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/research-quarters
International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.