Go Back   SEQanswers > Jobs Forums > Academic/Non-Profit Jobs

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PhD Scholarship -Statistical Genetics - Ankylosing spondylitis uqdipgao Academic/Non-Profit Jobs 0 11-24-2013 04:47 PM
UQ Diamantina Institute PhD Scholarship in Bioinformatics uqdipgao Academic/Non-Profit Jobs 0 10-22-2013 07:01 PM
PhD Scholarship - Statistical Genetics Group di.pgao Academic/Non-Profit Jobs 0 09-08-2013 05:33 PM
PhD Scholarship in Bioinformatics and Genetics at the University of Auckland dairy_pharma Academic/Non-Profit Jobs 0 02-17-2013 05:58 PM
looking for master or PhD free scholarship ali.m.habib General 1 04-02-2012 07:55 AM

Thread Tools
Old 02-25-2014, 04:03 PM   #1
Junior Member
Location: Brisbane

Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 6
Default PhD Scholarship - Bioinformatics

The successful Scholar will pursue a PhD degree in bioinformatics using next generation sequencing data to study the genetic landscape of Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and the relationship between UV damaged skin, Actinic keratosis (AK) and SCC.

The Project

A dataset of 125 exomes derived from between and within patient samples will be used to study the genetic landscape of Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and the relationship between UV damaged skin, Actinic keratosis (AK) and SCC.

The candidate will develop algorithms to perform quality control of sequence data and methods to capture a comprehensive set of mutations in these samples. Methods to control of false positives and coincidental findings will be developed using a resource of 2000 control exomes that have been sequenced at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Genomics (UQCCG).

The candidate will then develop statistical methods to search for biomarkers that can be used to identify the transition between tumour states and study the heterogeneity between tumours using SNPs, structural variations and copy number information. The project will be performed in collaboration with the Genomic Medicine program and Cancer program at UQDI.

This analysis will require the use of high performance computing and programming in R and Perl.

The Person

The candidate will have a 1st Class Honours degree or equivalent in science, and should be eligible for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or University of Queensland Research Scholarship (UQRS). We will consider students from a wide range of backgrounds, including: mathematics, statistics, epidemiology, computer science, bioinformatics, physics, genetics, and molecular biology. Applicants should be fluent in English.


The base stipend will be at the rate of AUD$25, 392 per annum tax-free for three years with the possibility of a six month extension in approved circumstances. Top-up salary may be available to suitably qualified candidates.

Apply at
uqdipgao is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO