Phd Scholarship in Cardiac Developmental Genetics

Melbourne, Australia
17 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville

Stipend $31,200 p.a. (indexed, 2020 rate) for 3 years

The PhD project will investigate the genetic regulation of heart development using the zebrafish model system. To develop a heart that is shaped correctly, and functions efficiently requires a strict genetic program. Mutations in genes that disrupt this program are a major cause of congenital heart defects (structural defects in the heart). This project will investigate genetic mutants with defects in heart development using the zebrafish model. The zebrafish model is an excellent genetic model for the study of cardiac development, permitting high throughput phenotyping of the live beating heart combined with state-of-the-art imaging approaches and sophisticated genetics. The lab has several different genes and processes that require investigation, all of which play crucial roles in cardiac development.

Applicants will have a First-Class Honours degree or equivalent and should be eligible for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent. Basic expertise and experience in biomedicine or other relevant biological sciences is required, and students with experience in genetics, developmental biology, molecular or cell biology are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must fulfil the PhD admission criteria for the University of Melbourne, including meeting English language requirements, and demonstrating excellent capacity and potential for research.

Please see the document attached for full details.


Applications close: 15 Oct 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time