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Testing effect of environmental exposures on subsequent human generations

   Institute for Molecular Bioscience

   Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

We are seeking a PhD candidate to join our research team in this exciting project funded by the Australian Research Council. The research group has conducted work within genetic epidemiology, focusing on pregnancy related exposures and outcomes. Depending on the student’s level of experience and aptitude, they will help develop and/or apply statistical genetics approaches to investigate the possible existence of transgenerational epigenetic effects on human phenotypes.

A PhD is about learning new skills and learning how to do research. Our ideal candidate will have knowledge or keen interest in learning genetics, epidemiology, statistics, unix and shell scripting, and statistical software such as R. You will work closely with an experienced researcher on the project. There will also be possibility for a research stay in Norway during this PhD.

The main purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. 

The advertised projects are fundamentally quantitative and computer-based, and so evidence of aptitude in these areas is essential. The candidate should also have the ability to design, plan, and execute experiments and be proficient in English, both written and oral. 

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Organized and structured
  • Flexible
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn new methods and techniques

Funding Notes

Funded by the Australian Research Council


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