PhD Scholarship Opportunity in Immuno-oncology Research

Monash University has an opening PhD position in biochemistry. The deadline for applying is September 06, 2019.

The Cellular Signalling & Metabolic Disease Laboratory ( is seeking an enthusiastic student to conduct research in immuno-oncology.

The inability of the adaptive immune system to initiate a robust anti-tumour response is often linked to the poor prognosis of patients. Immunotherapy is poised to play a central role in the treatment of varied human cancers. The project will take advantage of multidisciplinary techniques and utilise both cell-based and animal models to develop novel approaches for enhancing cytotoxic T cell responses in the context of T cell adoptive immunotherapy.

Allapplicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independentresearch and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed courseof study. In all cases, the qualifications described below must be from MonashUniversity or an equivalent institution in the opinion of the Graduate ResearchCommittee (GRC).

Exceptional graduate students with a high level (H1) Honours degree, a Master's degree with a significant research component, or qualifications deemed equivalent by the GRC, in the field of Biochemistry, Immunology, Cancer Biology or a related discipline are encouraged to apply.

In addition to the minimum entry requirement, eligibility for a stipenddepends on your circumstances. We award a range of scholarships through a competitive selection process based on your academic record, research output, and research experience. Further details on eligibility requirements can be found at:

International applicants are encouraged to also apply for a Monash International Tuition Scholarship (MITS).


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