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Understanding evolution of splicing using CRISPR single-cell transcriptomics and long-read nanopore sequencing

   Genomics and Cellular Biology

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  Dr Robert Weatheritt  Applications accepted all year round  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

PhD position is available for a highly motivated trainee in the dry lab at the Weatheritt Lab within the EMBL Australia and Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney.

Our research focuses on aims to investigating RNA regulatory mechanisms driving evolution. We are a multi-disciplinary lab and candidates will have opportunities to learn both wet and dry skills (depending on interest and experience).

Requirements for Computational Biology students:

The candidate should have experience in computational biology or bioinformatics. Expertise in analyzing RNA-seq, nanopore, scRNA-seq, CLiP-seq or ATAC-seq would be a bonus. International candidates with publication/s are encouraged to apply or first class honours. Our laboratory is committed to diversity and equality.

If you are interested, please send your c.v. and a cover letter explaining your interest in the lab to [Email Address Removed]. For international students, an international scholarship is required that is awarded on a competitive basis.

This EMBL Australia affiliated project offers the opportunity to do great science in one of the best genomics and transcriptomics biomedical centres in the world, and to combine that with a great lifestyle in one of the best cities in the world.

Funding Notes

All PhD students at the Garvan Institute must have a scholarship from The University of New South Wales or through another government, trust or philanthropic organisation. Before applying for a scholarship, you must have agreed on a project with an institute supervisor. For international students, an English proficiency test is required (except for students from the UK, USA, Canada).


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