Macrophage control of mammalian growth and development

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 David Humedavid.hume@uq.edu.au

Macrophages are specialised phagocytic cells that are present in all mammalian tissues, where they play critical roles in homeostasis and host defence. This PhD project will focus on tissue macrophage heterogeneity in rats  and the role of macrophages in the control of development, physiology and homeostasis in one or more major organ systems including liver, kidney, pancreas, muscle and the gastrointestinal tract, depending on candidate interest and expertise.

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.

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

A background or knowledge of working with experimental animals is highly desirable.

Only Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible for this project.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2022. 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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