2022: PhD Scholarships – Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Griffith University Scholarships
2022: PhD Scholarships – Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Scholarship Description:
Under 2022: PhD Scholarships – Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia applications are being invited from eligible candidates. Domestic Students, International Students are eligible to apply for this program. The scholarship allows PhD level programm(s) in the field of Vaccine Development taught at Griffith University . Interested candidates may apply for the scholarship as per set deadline. The application deadline is 05/03/2022

Subjects offered and Degree Programs:
You can apply for Vaccine Development taught at Griffith University

Funded by: Griffith University.

We are currently looking for a PhD candidate to work on a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMCR)-funded Ideas Grant led by Dr Zaman. The primary focus of this role is to contribute to the development of our liposomal vaccine platform and delivering antigens to increase immune responses targeting Influenza A-B, and coronavirus infections. The candidate will be supervised by Dr Zaman within the laboratory of Professor Mark von Itzstein (Principal research leader and Institute director).

Within this project the candidate will apply skills in molecular virology, immunology, microbiology, vaccine design and formulation, and testing in pre-clinical models.

Comprising over 200 research scientists, students and support staff, the Institute for Glycomics strives to be a world leader in the discovery and development of next generation drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for diseases of global impact.

Established in 2000, the Institute for Glycomics is one of Australia’s flagship multidisciplinary translational biomedical research institutes, based in the heart of Griffith University’s beautiful Gold Coast campus.

The Institute boasts state-of-the-art facilities combined with some of the world’s most outstanding researchers focused on glycomics, a constantly expanding field that explores the structural and functional properties of carbohydrates (or sugars) and their roles in disease.

The Institute’s research primarily targets identification, prevention and cures for cancers, infectious diseases and neurodegenerative disorders, with a focus on translational research to have a positive impact on human health globally.

Dr Mehfuz Zaman (https://experts.griffith.edu.au/8827-mehfuz-zaman) is a Research Scientist at the Institute for Glycomics. Dr Zaman’s research focuses on preventing infection in the upper respiratory tract (URT), which is the major entry site for multiple pathogens including Influenza A-B, Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococci, GAS) and coronaviruses. The research program aims to improve public health by establishing a ‘modular’ multi-pathogen vaccine platform using liposomes (phospholipid vesicles) that allows the incorporation of both viral and bacterial peptides to prevent URT infection.

Sponsor Value

The 2021 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of $28,597 (indexed) for a period of up to three years of full-time study. Please see the GUPRS Conditions of Award for more information.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a Bachelors degree with honors class 1  or a Research Masters Degree in a related field (e.g. microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry)of a standard comparable to a bachelor honors degree or be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with Schedule One of the HDR Scholarship Policy and have a strong motivation to pursue a Ph.D. degree.

Application Procedure

All applications must be submitted as set out below:

Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest (EOI) to [email protected]iffith.edu.au containing:

  • Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
  • A brief CV
  • Academic Transcript
  • Name and contact details of two references. It is advisable that at least one of the referees has direct knowledge of your laboratory and other skills, for example, previous Honours or Masters supervisor or employer.