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The Myopathy Research Team in at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, is looking for a PhD student to work on an exciting new project, funded by Muscular Dystrophy Australia www.mda.org.au and supervised by Dr Tamar Sztal. The aim of the project is to study inflammation in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and the effect on necrosis and regeneration.


Scholarships covering tuition fees and providing a living allowance of AUD$27,872 per year are available to both Australian and international students. 


Monash University is the largest university in Australia and is consistently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world and is ranked in the top 50 for Biological Sciences. The School of Biological Sciences provides an outstanding scientific environment in which to undertake a PhD. It is home to world-renowned researchers in a range of biological disciplines providing a highly collaborative and supportive environment. We have a large and dynamic postgraduate community with students drawn from a wide range of nationalities, cultures, and backgrounds. This creates a productive scientific environment as well as an active social atmosphere.


We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic applicants with experience in molecular biology, developmental biology/genetics, and, ideally, someone who has previously worked with zebrafish.


The applicant must have a MSc (research) or BSc or equivalent degree in genetics, developmental biology, or related discipline including a research project of at least 6 months full time (or equivalent) duration.


Minimum English language requirements; IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6 in any category), TOEFL ibt 79 (at least 21 writing, 18 for speaking, 13 reading, 12 listening); or to be from, or have a tertiary qualification with at least 2 years study from, a country with English as the primary language.


Interested applicants should send a copy of their academic transcripts and CV in the first instance to tamar.sztal@monash.edu by the 30th June 2019. Selected applicants will then be invited to submit a full application. 

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