A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.
- Academic background
- Sciences, Health Sciences
- Host campus
- PhD, Honours
- Pathology and Biomedical Science (Christchurch)
- Professor Martin Kennedy
PhD candidates are being recruited to join the team at the Gene Structure and Function Laboratory, University of Otago, Christchurch.
The Gene Structure and Function Laboratory offers a range of postgraduate research opportunities in the field of genetic research for students with biology, genetics or computational/statistical backgrounds.
Potential topics include:
- Pharmacogenomics and genomics
- Pharmacogenetics of adverse drug reactions
- Pharmacogenomics of mood disorders
- Genetics and epigenetics of complex disease
- Gene x environment interactions in health and development
- Eating disorders genetics
- Applications of nanopore DNA sequencing
Applicants must be eligible for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Otago.
Whether you are a domestic or an international student, the University of Otago has a range of Doctoral Scholarships available to you.
If you are a straight ‘A’ student (GPA of 8 – ‘A’ grade) or higher, who has completed an Honours or Master’s degree with an appropriate research component from a New Zealand university, then you are likely to be guaranteed a University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship.
In the first instance, applicants should contact Professor Martin Kennedy by email to discuss the project. Further information may be sought from suitable candidates, including:
- a copy of your CV
- a copy of your academic transcript
- a PDF copy of your research thesis
The Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science has a number of potential topics and projects on offer in the fields of biomedical science and pathology for a range of postgraduate qualifications, including PhD and BBiomedSc(Hons).
We welcome enquiries and encourage all prospective students to directly contact potential supervisors in their field of interest.