The University of New South Wales invites applications for the UNSW International PhD Scholarship Awards in Psychiatry in Australia for the 2021/22 academic year.
A PhD project is available in the Schizophrenia Research Laboratory at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) in Sydney. The Schizophrenia Research Laboratory investigates molecular and cellular changes in the brain of people with schizophrenia and across normal human brain development.
The goal is to uncover underlying molecular mechanisms that may contribute to the development of schizophrenia, including inflammation, neurotransmitter systems, hormone receptors, and growth factors. The successful PhD candidate will investigate how inflammation blunts neurogenesis in the adult brain using various different experimental approaches, such as RNA sequencing, qPCR, western blot, histology, and microscopy.
Worth of Award
In the advent that the student is not awarded a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship, a stipend can be offered as a 3-year scholarship (with possible extension for 6 months if required) at the RTP rate (currently $28,092 p.a.).
- The successful PhD candidate for the UNSW International PhD Scholarship Awards is expected to hold an undergraduate degree with first-class Honours in neuroscience, neurobiology, biomedical science, or related disciplines.
- Experience in histological techniques with knowledge of neuroanatomy, understanding of microscopy, and/or working knowledge of molecular biology is highly desirable.
- Applications will be judged on a competitive basis considering the applicant’s previous academic research experience, publication record, awards, interest in mental health research, and employment history.
How to Apply
To apply, please send your cover letter with your curriculum vitae to Inara Bebris.
Deadline: Applications are going.