Developing genetic biomarkers for critical illness

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

Supervisor -  Dr Jacky Suenj.suen1@uq.edu.au

Potential PhD students interested in critical care medicine and cardio-respiratory failure should get in contact. The project will focus on developing genetic based biomarker for end organ damage, including heart, lungs, and kidneys, using our world-renowned large animal model of cardiac surgery, CPB, heart failure, respiratory failurea, mechanical assist devices and sepsis.

Preferred educational background

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A working knowledge of molecular biology, cell free DNA and bioinformatics would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of molecular biology and the potential for scholastic success.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 4, 2021. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.

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