Priority Research Centre for
CANCER RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND TRANSLATION

PhD and Masters Opportunities

The Priority Research Centre for Cancer Research, Innovation and Translation welcomes applications from prospective Masters and PhD students. To be considered, you will need to be fully fluent in English and have achieved excellent results in your undergraduate studies. For example, an average grade of distinction in Australia, a GPA of more than 3.5 in the US and Canada, or a CPI of more than 8.6 in India.

To express your interest, please email your CV, together with certified copies of your undergraduate transcripts and a brief statement of your research interests.


Current opportunities

The Link Between Aberrations in the P53 Pathway and Outcome from DNA-Damaging Therapies in Breast Cancer

Closing Date: 30 June 2019

PhD Scholarship
This project will involve analysis of breast cancer tissues by IHC and next-generation sequencing; as well as functional investigation in pre-clinical cell line models, to determine how aberrations in the p53 pathway affect DNA-damaging therapy outcome in breast cancer.

PhD Scholarship details

Funding: Funded by the Cancer Institute NSW. $27,596 per annum (2019 rate) indexed annually. For a PhD candidate, the living allowance scholarship is for 3.5 years and the tuition fee scholarship is for four years.

Supervisor: Dr. Kelly Kiejda
Available to: Domestic students


Contact Dr. Kelly Kiejda
Phone +61 2 4042 0309
EmailKelly.Kiejda@newcastle.edu.au

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Epigenetic Heterogeneity and Dynamics in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Closing Date: 31 August 2019

PhD Scholarship
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a predominantly fatal disease characterised by cellular heterogeneity and epigenomic dysregulation. This project will use cutting-edge single-cell multi-omic methods to investigate epigenetic heterogeneity during AML progression.

PhD Scholarship details

Funding: $27,596 per annum (2019 rate) indexed annually. The living allowance scholarship is for 3.5 years and the tuition fee scholarship is for four years. Scholarships also include up to $1,500 relocation allowance and Overseas Student Health Cover at single rate, for an international candidate.

Supervisor: Dr Heather Lee
Available to: Domestic and International students


ontact Dr Heather Lee
Phone +61 2 4042 0680
EmailHeather.Lee@newcastle.edu.au

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