PhD Scholarship in Heart Development Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Regeneration

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD position at Monash University, Australia. Applications should be sent before May 01, 2019.

Remuneration:Annual living allowance based on Monash University's Research Training Program (RTP), stipend of $27,872 per annum (2019 rate – indexed annually)

The del Monte-Nieto group is seeking multiple enthusiastic PhD candidates interested in cardiovascular research and microscopy to study the molecular and cellular processes controlling heart development, the causes leading to congenital heart disease and to find molecular targets to improve the regenerative capacity of the heart.

The successful applicant will gain extensive expertise in animal handling, embryo and tissue dissections, paraffin embedding/sectioning, gene/protein expression analysis including bulk RNAseq, single cell RNAseq, ATACseq, in situ hybridization, qPCR, immunofluorescence, western blot; molecular cloning, ChIP, Luciferase assay, 3D imaging by two-photon, light-sheet microscopy, ultrasound and MRI; and 3D image analysis and quantification.

The heart is a complex biological pump in which tissue interactions and biomechanical forces produced by the heartbeat control its development and function. However, the building plans and gene regulatory networks underpinning its formation are incompletely identified and the knowledge from the different heart components is not well integrated, limiting the application of current knowledge to better understand the causation of congenital and adult heart disease, improve the outcomes for cardiac regeneration, tissue engineering or to develop efficient organ-on-a-chip technology for drug screening.

My new laboratory at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) is looking for multiple PhD, Masters and Honours students to study heart development, congenital heart disease and heart regeneration by applying the ground-breaking notions described in the new model for cardiac trabeculation that we recently published (del Monte-Nieto G et al., 2018, Nature).

Australian resident status would be an advantage but the position is not restricted to Australian residents.

Applicants will be considered provided they fulfil the criteria for PhD admission at Monash University. Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD at ARMI are available at .

Candidates will be required to meet Monash entry requirements, which include English-language skills.

Successful applicants will be expected to enrol no later than1 August 2019.

Submit your expression of interest to DrGonzalo del Monte-Nieto (Gonzalo. delmontenieto@monash.

Deadline: May 01, 2019
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