PhD opportunities exist in our internationally-recognised research programmes in the areas of Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology, Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience and Membrane & Ion Transport. You will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to undertake integrative, cellular and molecular investigations aimed at understanding animal and human physiology. Some of these techniques include mouse and rat transgenics, patch-clamp electrophysiology, optogenetics, animal models of disease, genetic modulation of the heart, tissue engineering and confocal and multiphoton microscopy. We have the only multiphoton microscope in New Zealand which allows our researchers to view living brain cells for the first time - there are only a handful of these microscopes around the world.
Whilst applications to undertake a PhD are welcome at any time, applications for our Departmental Scholarship round close on Friday 10 March. Candidates can be of any nationality and must have attained an excellent degree in biomedical science or closely related subject.
We have a huge range of exciting research being undertaken in the Department of Physiology – the following projects are available:
To see more detailed information about the projects available and the application process (currently there are 15 projects being advertised), refer to the following website at phsl.otago.ac.nz/phd.php and send the documents listed to the supervisor(s) you are interested in working with.
If you have any questions, please contact our Departmental Administrator at [email protected]