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Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Viral Genomics

Outstanding international students are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in epidemiology at The University of Sydney. This position is available for three years. Candidates are welcome before October 21, 2018.

The University of Sydney School of Medicine

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into Viral Genomics with a particular focus on serious human respiratory infections and in particular, the molecular epidemiology and evolutionary dynamics of human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Australia. The Scholarship is funded by The University of Sydney School of Medicine. The successful applicant will be based in the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney. b. Applicants must undertake research into Viral Genomics with a particular focus on serious human respiratory infections and in particular, the molecular epidemiology and evolutionary dynamics of human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Australia. c. Applicants must have completed at least one of the following: four-year Bachelor's degree with an outstanding record of professional and/or research achievements since graduation, or d. Applicants must have skills, knowledge and experience in: e. Applicants must be Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or New Zealand Citizens. Selection Criteria

a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of: recommendations from at least two referees, a cover letter which demonstrates their interest in, and suitability for, this scholarship and their career aspirations. b. Short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview. c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor.

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Rate for up to three years for a successful PhD recipient, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The successful recipient will also receive an additional allowance of $5,000 per annum for the duration of the scholarship. The successful recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.

For more information on this scholarship please see the Terms and Conditions.

To apply for this scholarship please complete the Online Application Form.


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