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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


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Academic background
Health Sciences, Sciences
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PhD, Honours
Pathology and Biomedical Science (Christchurch)
Dr Nina Dickerhof


PhD candidates are being recruited to join the team at the Centre of Free Radical Research, University of Otago, Christchurch.

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 have projects for cell biology, microbiology and biochemistry students.

Applicants must be eligible for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Otago. Entry requirements can be found here.

Potential topic

  • Unravelling the mechanisms by which bacteria resist the microbicidal action of immune-derived oxidants

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.

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In the first instance, applicants should contact Dr Nina Dickerhof 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.


Dr Nina Dickerhof

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