PhD Scholarship in Brain Cancer

  • Opportunity to join a successful cancer research group
  • Use your technical skills to make a difference
  • PhD Scholarship offered for a top applicant

About QIMR Berghofer:

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute focused on improving health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies, specifically in the areas of cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders. Based in Herston, Brisbane and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and support staff.


About the Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer Laboratory:

The Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer Laboratory, headed by Professor Bryan Day, studies the most common and aggressive forms of both adult and paediatric brain cancers.


Role Purpose / Responsibilities :

As part of the QIMR-Berghofer Brain Cancer Tissue Bank, the Sid Faithfull Brain Cancer Laboratory have collected a series of patient specimens which include primary tumours that have not undergone treatment and matching post-treatment recurrent tumours.

The successful candidate will be investigating how and why these tumours reform following therapy by undertaking an in-depth analysis of pre- and post-treatment paired GBM specimens. They will be leading their own PhD project while working alongside a small team of motivated scientists.


About you:

The successful candidate will have completed a Masters degree (or Bachelor equivalent) in the last 5 years that includes training in molecular biology.

Knowledge of cancer biology and previous experience performing tissue culture and general molecular biology techniques would be desirable.

This is a full time scholarship for 3 years.

Click on the “Apply” button on the positions vacant page.

Applications should address the selection criteria and include curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications, and the names and contact details of three professional referees.

01 February 2019
Contact Courtney Jurd on courtney.jurd@qimrberghofer.edu.au or (07) 3845 3757.