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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


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Health Sciences
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PhD, Honours
Pathology and Biomedical Science (Christchurch)
Professor Mark Hampton


PhD candidates are being recruited to join the team at the Centre of Free Radical Research, University of Otago, Christchurch. The Centre for Free Radical Research is an internationally-recognised leader in the field of free radical research. Our mission is to discover what free radicals and antioxidants do inside the body, and how this knowledge can be used to diagnose and treat human disease.

We want enthusiastic bright and committed scientists to join our discovery teams.

At the Centre for Free Radical Research you will complete your postgraduate study while working alongside other students and experienced scientists from all over the world.

We can tailor a research project to suit your interests and areas of expertise.

Potential topics include:

  • Promoting oxidative stress in tumours
  • Sensitising pathogenic bacteria to killing by white blood cells
  • Understanding the causes and consequences of oxidative stress during ageing

Applicants must be eligible for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Otago.

PhD programme entry requirements

Funding notes:

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.

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship

Other scholarship opportunities


In the first instance, applicants should contact Professor Mark Hampton by email to discuss the project. Further information may be sought from suitable candidates that will include:

  • a copy of your CV
  • a copy of your academic transcript
  • a pdf copy of your research thesis

Further information

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.


Mark Hampton

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