PhD Fellowship in Biology at La Trobe University

A PhD scholarship is available in biology at La Trobe University. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. Applicants should apply before March 31, 2015.

- A PhD scholarship is available at the Centre for AgriBioscience, La Trobe University to research plant and associated microbial responses to specific plant secondary metabolites (e.g. indoleamines, melatonin and derivatives) and potential applications in agriculture. The project is funded by the Securing Food Water and Environment Research Focus Area of La Trobe University.
- The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team (Dr Kim Plummer, Dr Ashley Franks, Dr Frank Bedon, Prof Jim Whelan) who have been investigating abiotic and biotic stress in plants for many years. The research will incorporate aspects of plant cell biology, metabolomics as well as synthetic biology to generate a screening tool for specific secondary metabolites.

The scholarship will provide a full-time tax-free stipend of $ 30,000 per annum for three years from commencement.

Application Requirements
- Candidates must have strong skills in molecular biology techniques and experience in sterile technique with plant pathogens would be an advantage, but is not essential.
- Applicants should hold a First Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification or experience in plant molecular biology or related disciplines.

How to apply?
To apply, send CV (+ names details of 2 referees) academic transcripts to Dr Kim Plummer.

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