Apply for the Fully Funded University of South Australia Scholarships. The deadline for the application is ongoing.
The University is seeking a motivated student to undertake an exciting Australian Research Council funded PhD project entitled “Plasma touches life: advancing plasma technologies for the life sciences”. The student will have opportunity to develop and test their own research initiatives in the application of electrical cold atmospheric plasma technology for wound decontamination and cancer treatments, with focus on developing novel strategies to improve the efficacy and safety of the plasma treatments.
Study areas: General molecular and cellular biology, tissue culture (mammalian and bacteria), microscopy, immunohistochemistry
The student will be primarily based at the University of South Australia, Future Industries Institute (FII). Also, they will work regularly at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) throughout the project. Additionally, the FII and CSIRO provide world-class research facilities including a plasma research laboratory. They are equipped with a range of plasma sources and plasma diagnostics, and PC2 laboratories including cell culture suites and a range of molecular biology and histology facilities, and high-resolution microscopy.
In order to undertake this project successfully, the student will need to have a strong background in mammalian and bacteria cell culture techniques and molecular biology.
Also, applicants must meet the entry criteria for the award of a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of South Australia.
The successful recipient of the scholarship will receive $28,092 (2020 rate) for 3.5 years
Additionally, the student will also have opportunity to undertake part of their research at Lancaster University in the UK for 6 months. They will investigate how plasma treatments influence DNA replication, damage and repair in Xenopus egg extract models.
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Open to||All Nationalities|
|Organizer||University of South Australia|
|Contact the organizer||+61 8 8302 0114|