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Elite PhD scholarship in Genome Editing

Advertiser: The University of Sydney3.9 out of 53.9 overall rating (138 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
3 Dec 2018
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Science & Technology, Laboratory & Technical Services

About the business

This role will be based within the Charles Perkins Centre at University of Sydney, a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research center focused on using molecular techniques to help improve human health as we age. In the John and Anne Chong Lab for Functional Genomics (headed by A/Prof Greg Neely) our primary goal is to use new genome editing techniques and functional screening to identify and target critical regulators of health and disease. For more information on the John and Anne Chong Lab for Functional Genomics please see (

About the role

The John and Anne Chong Lab for Functional Genomics is looking to fill two PhD positions for 2019 with a focus on functional genomics of human disease. These positions are part of the new Sydney Genome editing Initiative and the successful candidates will receive funding equivalent to a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship ($27,596 p.a.) plus an excellence in genome editing top up scholarship of $13,000 p.a. and both are tax free.

There are two available projects:

1. Gene editing of human stem cells and /or mouse embryos with the goal to better understand how sensory systems develop, transduce sensory information, or contribute to chronic pain disease.

2. Gene editing of stem cells or cancer to develop new stem cell therapies to treat human disease.


The successful candidate will receive training in genome editing technologies, human stem cell handling and differentiations, use of transgenic mice for research, as well as advanced confocal microscopy, live cell calcium imaging, molecular biology, basic biochemistry, and electrophysiology as needed.

Skills and experience

The successful candidates will have:


  • Bachelor's degree with Class I Honours or equivalent in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related field
  • Exceptional academic performance
  • knowledge of molecular biology and related protocols
  • excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment
  • a strong drive and commitment to produce high quality experimental outcomes.


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