View Full Version : PhD studentship: Neonatal Respiratory or Muscle Physiology - Uni of Western Australia

02-09-2011, 03:41 AM
The Skeletal Muscle Research Laboratory (School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences), and the Neonatal Respiratory Research Group (School of Women’s and Infants’ Health), at the University of Western Australia, Australia are seeking a PhD candidate to work on an NH&MRC funded project titled: Influence of in utero environment on diaphragm structure and function.

This project provides an opportunity to learn state of the art research techniques for studies on the immature lung and diaphragm of the sheep with potential to benefit preterm infants at risk of acute and chronic respiratory disease. We are seeking a person with an interest and preferable Maters or Honours experience in respiratory or muscle physiology, biological sciences or other relevant discipline. The successful applicant will be a highly motivated worker, with good communication skills in written and verbal English, and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team. Preference will be given to students with a First Class Honours or Masters qualifications. We collaborate widely with other investigators, nationally and internationally, and encourage international travel for research experience and conference attendance.

An Ad-hoc PhD scholarship equivalent to current Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate will be provided for the successful candidate. The successful applicant may be eligible to apply for a Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF) PhD scholarship that includes $3,000 (AUD) for travel and related expenses.

For further information regarding the position please contact Assistant Professor Gavin Pinniger on +61 8 6488 3380, email gavin.pinniger@uwa.edu.au; or Professor Jane Pillow on +61 8 9340 1456, email jane.pillow@uwa.edu.au.