The University of Sydney invites applications from outside Australia and New Zealand to apply for an international PhD studentship to work on screening putative compounds to aid in functional recovery in animal models of stroke within the Faculty of Pharmacy and the Brain and Mind Centre. The three-year study program is taught in English, and is aimed at post-graduates in Science, Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine as well as those from Life Science fields.
The Project: Ischaemic stroke is the leading cause of severe long-term disability with speech, memory and motor movement significantly affected. Recovery after stroke is often only partial, leading to disabilities that impede carrying out daily living activities unassisted. No drug therapy is available to improve recovery in these patients. The research project is to evaluate a number of potential therapies for efficacy in motor recovery in animal models of stroke.
In addition to working on a research project, students will contribute to laboratory management, provide help on other projects, attend seminars, laboratory and soft-skill courses, and conferences. The successful candidate will be awarded an International Scholarship that covers international tuition fees and living stipend. Further there is the possibility for additional scholarship funding for outstanding candidates. Upon completion, the candidate will be awarded a PhD.
The Candidate: We are looking for highly-motivated candidates from outside of Australia and New Zealand who have an active interest in animal models of disease, neuropharmacology, neurobiology and neuroscience. They must possess excellent interpersonal skills as they will be working with senior investigators, post-doctoral scientists and other stake-holders. Excellent written and spoken English skills are required. It is expected that the candidate scores an IELTS of 7.
Candidates from Australia and New Zealand are also strongly encouraged to apply for the PhD programme but are ineligible for the international PhD scholarship. Candidates from Australia and New Zealand should be eligible for the Australian Postgraduate Awards Scheme.
Inquires should be directed to Professor Mary Collins Chebib (firstname.lastname@example.org) and must include, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, university transcripts, details of research experience, details of any publications, and list of 3 referees. Closing date is 2nd of April 2017. Applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed by Skype and the successful candidate will be notified to apply formally via the University of Sydney higher degree portal and follow the procedures for a start date of 1st May 2017 or soon after.