PhD Opportunity available within the Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program

Date Published: 
8 August 2017
Target Sites: 
The Kirby Institute (Decoupled. Publishing not working any more.)

An exciting opportunity is on offer for a full time PhD scholar to work with the Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney.

We are on the lookout for someone who is interested in the field of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). The student will be working on a novel way of suppressing HIV replication using promoter targeted siRNAs to induce transcriptional gene silencing (TGS).

The 3 year PhD will be based in the Kirby Institute’s Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program (IVPP) led by Professor Anthony Kelleher at the Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus. PhD supervisors will include Professor Anthony Kelleher, Dr Kazuo Suzuki and Dr Chantelle Ahlenstiel.

For more information and candidate requirements, please download the info sheet here. Contact Dr Chantelle Ahlenstiel by email or phone +61 (2) 9385 0198 for further information.

Note: PhD projects are available for high quality candidates. Successful application for an APA/UPA, NHMRC or other funding prior to enrolment in the program is required to obtain a scholarship covering fees and a stipend.  Applicants must also meet UNSW Australia’s PhD entry requirements, be enrolling full‐time and must hold an Honours degree (First Class) or a Master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component and publication record. Candidates are required to have some laboratory experience and a background in medical or health science is advantageous.

Contact Name: 
Dr Chantelle Ahlenstiel
+61 (2) 9385 0198