What you'll receive
- a living allowance of $31,298 per annum for three years, to be used to support living costs.
- meet the admission criteria for a PhD (PDF file, 92.7 KB)
- have completed an honours or masters degree in a relevant area (eg biochemical/cell or molecular biology, reproductive biology)
- have excellent oral and written communication skills
- be competitive across the Faculty of Health assessment criteria (refer to the Annual Scholarship Round Guidelines) (PDF file, 1.3 MB)
- apply for and be accepted into a PhD.
How to apply
Email your expression of interest (EOI) to Professor Murray Mitchell by the 31 March 2019. Your EOI must include:
- a cover letter
- your CV
- complete academic transcripts
- details of 2 referees (email, address and phone).
If your EOI is accepted you will then need to apply for admission to QUT.
What happens next?
This scholarship will remain open until suitable candidates are found.
For more information about the scholarship or application process, contact Professor Murray Mitchell.
To keep your scholarship, you must:
- make satisfactory progress in your studies
- remain studying at QUT
- be enrolled as an internal student
- remain studying full time.
- hold another scholarship that is worth more than 75% of this scholarship.
About the scholarship
This scholarship is funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage project awarded to Professor Murray Mitchell.
This PhD offers the opportunity to work with an internationally recognised team under the supervision of Professor Murray Mitchell. The two successful applicants will work on projects involving (i) the measurements of lipids, nucleic acids and proteins/cytokines within exosomes isolated from bovine biological fluids (e.g. milk/plasma). (ii) evaluations of exosomal effects on cell responsiveness and cellular pathways. In particular, the roles of eicosanoids and endocannabinoids will be evaluated to study higher and lower fertility, metabolic status and reproductive pathways. This will be achieved by exosome isolation, mass spectrometric profiling, ELISA, PCR arrays and miRNA profiling.