Auckland University of Technology is inviting applications for the Marsden PhD Scholarship in Light Responsive Drug Development Systems in New Zealand for the 2021/2022 academic session.
This synthetic chemistry project aims to develop light-responsive organelle-targeted drug delivery systems to control exactly when and where drugs exhibit their therapeutic activity in a cellular setting. Fluorescence will also be used to track in real-time the distribution of the inactive drug before using light to trigger its activation at the desired subcellular location.
Worth of Award
- Stipend $27,500 plus PhD domestic tuition fees
- Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Master of Science in chemistry.
- Knowledge and experience in organic chemistry and techniques for characterisation, including NMR spectroscopy, as well as good communication skills in written and spoken English is essential.
- The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm and have an outstanding academic record and be prepared to conduct the doctoral study at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) based in New Zealand.
- Preference will be given to NZ Citizens, NZ Permanent Residents or international students currently onshore in New Zealand.
- Applying for a scholarship and admission into AUT are separate processes at AUT. Applicants must fulfil all conditions for admission to the Doctoral Programme in AUT. T
- Requirements for the Doctoral programme include having completed the required academic qualifications for direct entry and meeting the requirements for English language proficiency. Minimum English language requirement for international applicants – IELTS scores of 6.5 overall with 7 in writing and all other bands 6.0 or higher. High proficiency in English is essential.
How to Apply
- Applicants must apply by email to Dr Cassandra Fleming ([email protected]) attaching:
- A cover letter highlighting your research interests and experience.
- A brief (no more than 2 pages) curriculum vitae.
- Academic transcripts and certificates for any previous tertiary study completed at a university other than AUT.
- Details (including phone and email) of two academic referees.
Deadline: Application closes February 20, 2021.