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Postgraduate research opportunities

The role of the Exocist complex in trafficking ion channels in polarised epithelia

Close date
Friday, 8 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Kirk Hamilton and Associate Professor Fiona McDonald
Level
PhD

Hyperuricemia as a driver for the onset of cancer

Close date
Friday, 8 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Andrew Bahn
Level
PhD

Epithelial sodium channel as a target in breast cancer

Close date
Friday, 8 December 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Fiona McDonald & Dr Martin Fronius
Level
PhD

Novel approaches for treating cardiovascular disease

Close date
Friday, 8 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Jeff Erickson
Level
PhD

Identifying the best source of stem cells for the regeneration of diseased heart

Close date
Friday, 8 December 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Rajesh Katare
Level
PhD

Dynamics of hormone transport into the brain during pregnancy

Close date
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Supervisor
Dr Rosie Brown and Dr Sharon Ladyman
Level
PhD

The role of prolactin on the onset of paternal behavior

Close date
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Supervisors
Dr Rosie Brown, Professor Dave Grattan
Level
PhD

Understanding how changes in individual cells underlie learning motivated by reward

Close date
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Supervisor
Professor John NJ Reynolds (Anatomy) & Dr Ryan Ward (Psychology)
Level
PhD

Imaging region-specific changes in activity associated with memory impairments following stroke

Close date
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Supervisor
Dr Andrew Clarkson
Level
PhD

A whole new body in only 8 days

Close date
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Supervisor
Dr Megan Wilson
Level
PhD

Experimental biomechanics in musculoskeletal trauma orthopaedic surgery

Close date
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Niels Hammer
Level
PhD

Population genomics of the New Zealand lamprey

Close date
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Supervisor
Professor Neil Gemmell
Level
PhD

The molecular genetics of parasitic mind control

Close date
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Supervisor
Professor Neil Gemmell
Level
PhD

Cartilage tissue engineering / regenerative medicine

Close date
Friday, 31 August 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Tim Woodfield
Level
PhD

Generation of patient derived model systems for development of effective stomach cancer treatments

Close date
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Supervisors
Dr Sharon Pattison, Professor Parry Guildford
Level
PhD

Unravelling DNA damage in 3D Bioprinted Living Tissues

Close date
Friday, 23 February 2018
Supervisors
Dr Khoon Lim, Associate Professor Tim Woodfield, Professor Martin Kennedy
Level
Honours

Does overexpression of DNA replication genes have clinical utility in breast cancer?

Close date
Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Supervisors
Dr Louise Bicknell, Dr Heather Cunliffe
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Discovering the cause of rare genetic disorders in New Zealand families

Close date
Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Supervisor
Dr Louise Bicknell
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Analysing gene expression in early Xenopus embryos

Close date
Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Supervisors
Dr Louise Bicknell, Associate Professor Caroline Beck
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Suicidal behaviors and their prevention – special topic

Close date
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Supervisors
Professor Sunny Collings, Dr Gabrielle Jenkin
Level
PhD

Christchurch Heart Institute Translational Biodiscovery Lab

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Chris Pemberton, Associate Professor Tim Yandle, Professor Mark Richards
Level
PhD

Physiology

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Miriam Rademaker, Associate Professor David Jardine
Level
PhD

Neurotechnology Group

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Richard Jones
Level
PhD

Parkinson’s and Related Disorders

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisors
Professor Tim Anderson, Dr Michael MacAskill, Dr Tracy Melzer, Dr Toni Pitcher
Level
PhD

Respiratory Physiology Research Group

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisor
Professor Lutz Beckert
Level
PhD

PhD and opportunities in the Department of General Practice

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisor
Professor Les Toop
Level
PhD

Live and let die: investigating the molecular events that occur in cells undergoing necroptosis

Close date
Friday, 23 February 2018
Supervisor
Professor Mark Hampton
Level
Honours

Bacteroides, aspirin and bowel cancer

Close date
Friday, 23 February 2018
Supervisors
Dr Jacqui Keenan, Professor Mark Hampton
Level
Honours

Do viruses cause breast cancer?

Close date
Friday, 23 February 2018
Supervisors
Dr Logan Walker, Dr Margaret Currie, Professor Ann Richardson, Dr John Pearson
Level
Honours

How does hydrogen sulfide cause inflammatory disease?

Close date
Friday, 23 February 2018
Supervisor
Professor Madhav Bhatia
Level
Honours

Investigating breast cancer cell signalling pathways activated by cancer associated adipocytes

Close date
Friday, 23 February 2018
Supervisors
Dr Margaret Currie, Dr Elisabeth Phillips
Level
Honours

Obesity-related inflammatory cytokines and their ability to alter chemotherapy drug metabolism by liver CYP450 enzymes

Close date
Friday, 23 February 2018
Supervisors
Dr Margaret Currie, Dr Matthew Strother
Level
Honours

Genomics of disease and drug responses

Close date
Friday, 23 February 2018
Supervisors
Professor Martin Kennedy, Dr John Pearson, Dr Simone Cree, Dr Simran Maggo
Level
Honours

Caught in NETs: interaction of Streptococcus pneumoniae with neutrophil extracellular traps

Close date
Friday, 23 February 2018
Supervisors
Dr Heather Parker, Professor Mark Hampton
Level
Honours

Antibiotic failure in tuberculosis due to interactions with myeloperoxidase, an enzyme released by immune cells

Close date
Friday, 23 February 2018
Supervisors
Dr Louisa Forbes, Dr Heather Parker, Dr Nina Dickerhof
Level
Honours

Epidemiology meets demography, simulation modelling and economic decision-making

Close date
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Supervisor
Professor Tony Blakely
Level
PhD

How much does it cost? The health system and productivity?

Close date
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Supervisor
Professor Tony Blakely
Level
PhD

Targeting preventive interventions by absolute cardiovascular (CVD) risk

Close date
Friday, 1 June 2018
Supervisor
Professor Nick Wilson
Levels
Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s

Child obesity – exploring the potential impacts of obesity prevention on child health

Close date
Thursday, 24 May 2018
Supervisors
Dr Cristina Cleghorn, Professor Nick Wilson, Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu
Level
PhD

Clinical technologies for neurocritical care

Close date
Thursday, 30 November 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Shieak Tzeng
Level
PhD

Bone and body composition research

Close date
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Supervisor
Dr Kim Meredith-Jones
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Longitudinal patterns of objectively measured physical activity and sleep in children and adolescents

Close date
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Supervisor
Dr Kim Meredith-Jones
Level
PhD

Effects of exercise training on left ventricular function of clinical patients

Close date
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Supervisor
Dr Chris Baldi
Level
PhD

Single cell contractility in human left ventricular cells

Close date
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Supervisor
Dr Chris Baldi
Level
PhD

The effect of the gastrointestinal microflora on the effects and treatment of diabetes

Close date
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Stephen Inns
Level
PhD


Opportunities with the Renal Group

Close date
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Supervisor
Professor Rob Walker
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Translational medicine in patients with advanced coronary artery disease

Close date
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Level
PhD

Advanced imaging in heart disease

Close date
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Molecular biology of aortic valve stenosis

Close date
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Epidemiology of heart valve diseases

Close date
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Cardiac physiology

Close date
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Level
PhD

Cardiovascular epidemiology: Two major projects

Close date
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Level
PhD

Several projects available in molecular biology, bioinformatics, and genomic epidemiology

Close date
Monday, 30 April 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Level
PhD

Cardiac imaging research: Four major projects

Close date
Friday, 30 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Sean Coffey
Level
PhD

Longitudinal study of outcomes in dialysis patients aged older than 65 years

Close date
Saturday, 31 March 2018
Supervisors
Professor Rob Walker, Dr John Schollum, Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Kidney diseases

Close date
Saturday, 31 March 2018
Supervisors
Professor Rob Walker, Dr Jenny Bedford, Dr John Leader
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Various projects in Pacific Health

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Rose Richards Hessell
Level
Master’s

Subsequent injuries among a general injury cohort: Types of injury (for instance, head injury)

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Helen Harcombe
Level
Master’s

Prospective research on the aetiology of febrile illness in Yangon, Myanmar

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor John Crump
Level
PhD


Multiple comparative projects between NZ and the UK

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Alex Macmillan
Level
PhD


Air pollution impacts of an area-wide street transformation – Te Ara Mua Future Streets

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Alex Macmillan
Level
PhD

Social, behavioural, and spiritual issues in cancer prevention and supportive care (various projects)

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisors
Dr Rose Richards Hessell, Professor Rob McGee, Dr Richard Egan, Research Associate Professor Tony Reeder
Levels
PhD, Master’s

A variety of pharmacoepidemiological projects (such as medicine safety investigations or descriptive medicine utilisation studies)

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Lianne Parkin
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Predictors of family complexity

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor Bob Hancox
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Cannabis use and lung disease

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor Bob Hancox
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Changes in allergic responses across the life-course

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor Bob Hancox
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Cardiovascular health and respiratory health

Close date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor Bob Hancox
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Issues in longitudinal respiratory epidemiology

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor Bob Hancox
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Quality of life outcomes for older New Zealanders with end stage kidney disease

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Professor Rob Walker
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Spinal cord injury in New Zealand: Health and quality of life outcomes from a longitudinal study

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Outcomes following injury for Pasifika peoples

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Trends in cancer in NZ. Requires regression analysis and possibly age-period-cohort modelling.

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Brian Cox, Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Sunscreen use: Risk of melanoma and other skin cancers

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Brian Cox, Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Pathways to care of colorectal cancer patients

Close date
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Brian Cox, Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Imputation and validation in risk predictor models of melanoma

Close date
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Brian Cox, Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Health services and compensation for injury in New Zealand

Close date
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Level
Master’s

Response to MRSA infection in the community – evidence base and NZ practice

Close date
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
Supervisor
Associate Professor Patricia Priest
Level
Master’s

Topics for investigation from colorectal and melanoma studies data files

Close date
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Level
Master’s

Epidemiology of Staphylococcus capitis colonisation and infection in a neonatal intensive care unit

Close date
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Supervisor
Professor John Crump
Level
Master’s

Outcomes of injury for Māori: Qualitative analyses

Close date
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Supervisors
Dr Emma Wyeth, Associate Professor Sarah Derrett
Level
Master’s

Disease-specific and relative survival of cancer. Many cancers would be suitable.

Close date
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Brian Cox, Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Level
Master’s

Comparisons of New Zealand cancer incidence and mortality with other countries: Major and minor epidemiological differences

Close date
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Supervisors
Associate Professor Brian Cox, Dr Mary Jane Sneyd
Level
Master’s


Attitudes to active transport in Pacific workers

Close date
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Supervisor
Dr Alex Macmillan
Level
Master’s




A study of postal workers and cycling injury trends over time

Close date
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Supervisor
Dr Alex Macmillan
Level
Master’s


Moral economies of healthcare

Close date
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Chrystal Jaye
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Subsequent injuries among a general injury cohort: Risk factors (such as alcohol, psychological, socio-economic)

Close date
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Helen Harcombe
Level
Master’s

Subsequent injuries among a general injury cohort: Setting (such as home, road)

Close date
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Helen Harcombe
Level
Master’s

Subsequent injuries among a general injury cohort: Mechanisms of injury (such as sport, motor vehicle)

Close date
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Helen Harcombe
Level
Master’s

Subsequent injuries among a general injury cohort: Costs of injury

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Helen Harcombe
Level
Master’s

The standard of care for IBD patients and itse effect on the quality of life

Close date
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Michael Schultz, Associate Professor Sarah Derrett, Dr Trudy Sullivan
Level
PhD

Regulation of microtubule assembly in cancer cell migration

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Adele Woolley
Level
Honours

Investigating signalling mechanisms in melanoma

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Adele Woolley
Levels
Honours, Master’s


Determination of protein–protein interactions signalling a switch to a migratory phenotype

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Adele Woolley
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Investigating the role of YBX-1 in early migration

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Adele Woolley
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours

Improving chemotherapy responses for those with high-grade brain tumours

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisors
Dr Tania Slatter, Dr Noelyn Hung
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Genetics and epigenetics of blood disorders

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Professor Ian Morison
Levels
PhD, Honours, Master’s

Investigating the role of HPV in adverse pregnancy outcomes

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisors
Dr Noelyn Hung, Dr Tania Slatter
Levels
PhD, Honours, Master’s

Human papillomavirus oncoprotein regulation of the immune response by microparticles

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Understanding the contribution of Langerhans cells to regulation of skin wound healing

Close date
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Human papillomavirus oncoprotein regulation of the immune response by microparticles

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Merilyn Hibma
Levels
PhD, Honours, Master’s

Tissue-specific delivery of therapeutics for polycystic kidney disease

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Mike Eccles, Dr Cherie Stayner
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Developing sheep models of human disease

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Mike Eccles, Dr Cherie Stayner
Level
PhD

Using zebrafish to model human ciliopathies

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Mike Eccles, Dr Cherie Stayner
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Single cell epigenomics to investigate circulating tumour cells

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Mike Eccles, Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee
Levels
PhD, Honours, Master’s

Analysis of cancer genome atlas data to identify epigenetic signature of tumour metastasis

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Mike Eccles, Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee
Level
Master’s

Investigation of genetic and epigenetic signatures of primary and metastatic melanoma

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisor
Professor Mike Eccles
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Investigating the TWEAK/Fn14 signalling axis in breast cancer

Close date
Friday, 15 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Heather Cunliffe
Levels
PhD, Honours, Master’s

Dissecting the role of pro-inflammatory signalling mechanisms in breast cancer progression

Close date
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Supervisor
Dr Heather Cunliffe
Levels
PhD, Master’s, Honours


Does retromer control epithelial polarity and ion channel delivery to the cell surface?

Close date
Friday, 8 December 2017
Supervisors
Associate Professor Fiona McDonald, Dr Kirk Hamilton
Level
PhD

Central regulation of pregnancy

Close date
Friday, 8 December 2017
Supervisor
Professor Colin Brown
Level
PhD

The effect of replication stress on p53 gene splicing

Close date
Saturday, 2 December 2017
Supervisor
Professor Anthony Braithwaite
Levels
Honours, Master’s

Role of the D113 p53 isoform in inflammation in a zebrafish model

Close date
Saturday, 2 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Anthony Braithwaite, Associate Professor Julia Horsfield
Level
PhD

Gastroenterology Research

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisors
Professor Richard Gearry, Dr Catherine Stedman, Professor Andrew Day
Level
PhD

Education Research

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisor
Professor Tim Wilkinson
Level
PhD

Clinical Data Research

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor John Pickering
Level
PhD

PhD opportunities in the Christchurch Clinical Pharmacology Research Group

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisor
Associate Professor Matt Doogue
Level
PhD

PhD opportunities with the Canterbury Rheumatology and Immunology Research Group

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisor
Professor Lisa Stamp
Level
PhD

Interprofessional development

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisor
Dr Hamish Jamieson
Level
PhD

Support of older people

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisor
Dr Hamish Jamieson
Level
PhD

PhD and Master's opportunities in the Department of Anaesthesia

Close date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Supervisor
Professor Ted Shipton
Levels
PhD, Master’s

Cancer genomics and inherited risk

Close date
Monday, 31 December 2018
Supervisor
Dr Logan Walker
Levels
Honours, PhD

The changing structures and infrastructures of general practice

Close date
Saturday, 2 December 2017
Supervisors
Professor Murray Tilyard, Professor Susan Dovey
Levels
Honours, Master’s, PhD