PhD position in virology
La Trobe University
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Post Date: Sep 14, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Masters
Years Experience: Entry Level
Start Date: March 2018
Location: Australia - Melbourne
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PhD project title:

The role of wild deer in the transmission of diseases of livestock

We are seeking a PhD student to work on a collaborative project between the Virology laboratory at La Trobe University and the Arthur Rylah Institute in Victoria, Australia. The project will include examination of wild deer viromes to determine shared pathogenic viral species between wild deer and cows. This data will be used to map potential viral transmission frequencies between the two species to inform future strategies in regards to agricultural viral biosecurity in Australia. Previous experience in working with viruses or molecular biology techniques, and bioinformatics would be beneficial, but is not essential.

If you are interested, please contact Dr Karla Helbig at, and include your CV, and a copy of your masters or honours undergraduate transcripts.

The successful candidate will have a class I Masters or Honours degree, and will apply for a full fee paying La Trobe scholarship, which includes a $26,682 living allowance per year for 3.5 years.

Contact Details
Name: La Trobe University
Department: Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology
City: Melbourne
Country: Australia