Migration dependent signalling in immune cells

Project opportunity

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.

Immune cells migrate through tissues to sites of infection or damage to provide immune defence and to promote tissue repair. Using advanced live cell imaging we can detect trails left by migrating immune cells that help guide other cells to sites of infection. This project will characterise this new form of signalling between cells, uncovering new aspects of immune cell migration vital for fighting  infection and wound healing. The project will build skills in cutting edge cell and tissue microscopy and imaging, including in model organisms and organoids, and involve biochemical and genetic analyses. The project is a collaboration between 3 universities with the potential for cross disciplinary research and training in a diverse team.

Scholarship value

As a scholarship recipient, you'll receive: 

  • living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (2023 rate), indexed annually
  • tuition fees covered
  • single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)


Professor Jennifer Stow

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Email: j.stow@imb.uq.edu.au

Preferred educational background

Your application will be assessed on a competitive basis.

We take into account your

  • previous academic record
  • publication record
  • honours and awards
  • employment history.

A working knowledge of immunology or cell biology would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

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

Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2024. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date.

If you are an international applicant, you may need to apply much earlier for visa requirements.

How to apply

You apply for this project as part of your PhD program application.

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