PhD Scholarship Opportunity in Cancer Metabolism

Clayton, Australia
$25,849 p.a.
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, Metabolic Disease and Obesity and Cancer Biology Programs, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University.


3 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 obesity-associated liver cancer.

The project will take advantage of cancer cell models, animal models, pharmacological approaches and human liver cancer specimens and xenografts to determine the molecular mechanisms by which obesity drives the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) and explore novel approaches for combating the development of HCC in obesity.

Candidate Requirements

Exceptional graduate students with a high level (H1) Honours degree (or equivalent) in Biochemistry, 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 3 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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