Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Neurogenerative Disorders

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 Oliver Rawashdeho.rawashdeh@uq.edu.au

We are very keen to host a new team player to join one of our long-term research projects that encompass the study of sleep and circadian rhythms in neurodegenerative disorders and the discovery of novel therapeutic targets for the restoration and normalization of sleep dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Our collaborative group consists of chronobiologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and engineers interested in translational research. The PhD candidate will take interest and leadership in formulating scientific questions, develop new techniques, and mechanistic/therapeutic solutions. Training to design experiments, new techniques, and grantsmanship will be provided. Unique lab skills in emerging fields and initiatives within the broad framework are welcomed.

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.

Candidates with research experience in small animal physiology and behaviour, ex-vivo and in vitro systems, and/or programming skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

A background or knowledge of neuroscience, physiology and biochemistry is highly desirable.

*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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