Investigating the neuronal and developmental role of brain-disorder associated genes using the fast-developing zebrafish brain

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 Jean Giacomottoj.giacomotto@uq.edu.au and Professor Bryan Mowryb.mowry@uq.edu.au

The project will aim to use the zebrafish animal model to unveil both the normal and pathologic role of genes recently associated with human brain disorders such as schizophrenia. The applicant will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art genetic and microscopy technology.

The successful applicant will enrol through the Queensland Brain Institute.

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, human biology and/or genetics would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 3, 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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