Law and Synthetic Biology

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 – Professor Brad Shermanb.sherman@law.uq.edu.au

This project will look at the ways in which synthetic biology is challenging existing legal and regulatory mechanisms in the field of intellectual property law. This will include how synthetic biology is challenging legal ideas of invention, novelty, and inventorship, and what this might mean for future interactions between these legal and scientific domains.

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 synthetic biology and relevant legal issues would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

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

A background or knowledge of synthetic biology is highly desirable.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2025. 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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