PhD Scholarship Opportunity in Immuno-oncology

Clayton, Australia
08 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


Clayton campus


Tony Tiganis, Infection and Immunity and Cancer Biology Programs, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University


Three years


A $5000 per annum top-up supplement will be provided to APA scholarship holders and/or to successful applicants for a Biomedicine Graduate Program Scholarship of ~$26,288 p.a. (tax free, indexed annually) over 3 years.

The Opportunity

The Cellular Signalling and Human Disease Lab ( is seeking an enthusiastic student to conduct research in immune-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.

Candidate Requirements

Exceptional graduate students with a high level (H1) Honours degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry, Immunology, Cancer Biology or a related discipline are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents only and is funded at the rate of the Australian Postgraduate award. 

Details of eligibility requirements to undertake the PhD are available at


$25,849 p.a. (tax free, indexed annually) over three years (plus a 6 month extension option).


To apply, please ensure you include with your application:

  • a cover letter including a brief outline (1 page) detailing your interest in, and suitability for, the project
  • a detailed curriculum vitae including academic transcript(s)
  • names and contact details of 2 academic referees.

Please send your applications to:


For more details about the project please contact:

Professor Tony Tiganis
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
23 Innovation Walk (Building 77)
Monash University, Clayton campus, Victoria 3800

P: +61 3 990 29332

Closing Date

Sunday 4 December 2016

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