PhD scholarship in Surgical Research

This scholarship offers $30,000 per annum to support a candidate to pursue the project titled "Analysis of gene regulations on gonocyte transformation into spermatogonial stem cells " , at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

Applications open

5 Jul 2017

Applications closed

2 Oct 2017

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $90,000

Applicable study areas

Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be enrolled in anHonours or Masters degree in science/biomed/medicine
    • be keen to work in the laboratory setting with disease models and human biopsies
    • have a valid Working with Children & National Police Clearance

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on:

    • academic merit
    • faculty scholarship score
    • demonstrated skill in the relevant research area
  • Application process

    Submit a formal application including:

    • a certified copy of your academic transcript, including grading information
    • a copy of your CV, including information on any relevant publications
    • a 500 word statement of research interests
    • brief details on how you would undertake the project
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Outcome will be notified by 31 October 2017.

  • About the donor

    Murdoch Children's Research Institute

    The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), based at the Melbourne Children's, is the largest child health research organisation in Australia. It includes Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute. Our vision and mission is to be a major global contributor to the creation of knowledge and to obtain knowledge to improve the health of children.

    Infection and Immunity researchers work to address important health problems that impact children both locally and globally. This includes the investigation of non-communicable infections, immune conditions and allergies that affect Australian children at all stages of childhood. A major focus of the theme is vaccine development, in particular vaccines that can be delivered children in developing countries, ensuring they are protected from preventable diseases.

    Project Title: Analysis of gene regulations on gonocyte transformation into spermatogonial stem cells

    The aim of the project is to understand the molecular mechanism and regulation of early postnatal germ cell development/transformation of gonocytes (stem cells forming sperm) into spermatogonial stem cells (SSC) to provide possible clues for optimal timing of surgery for UDT to prevent infertility and testicular cancer.

What are the benefits?

A PhD scholarship of $30,000 per annum up to 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

The living allowance may be indexed annually and includes limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave. Please refer to the Graduate Research Scholarships Terms and Condition for further information.

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