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Toronto-Melbourne Joint PhD in Multi-drug resistant pathogen

Détails de l'offre

  • Type de poste: CDD, PhD/Doctorat
  • Secteur : Public
  • Localité : France 
  • Limite de candidature : 03/12/2021
  • Profil de poste:
    Recherche et innovation
  • Domaine(s) :
    Microbiologie et Immunologie, Recherche médicale et clinique, Autre


ORGANISATION/COMPANY: University of Melbourne
RESEARCH FIELD: Biological sciences, Medical sciences, Neurosciences
RESEARCHER PROFILE: First Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 03/12/2021 23:00 – Europe/Athens
LOCATION: Australia › Melbourne

Offer description

One funded project is available on Defining the zinc homeostasis mechanisms of Klebsiella pneumoniae and their role in host-pathogen interaction as part of a joint PhD collaboration between The University of Melbourne (UoM) and The University of Toronto (Canada). GRs participating in the joint program will be enrolled at both institutions and will spend a minimum of 18 months at the host institution. Funding includes a full scholarship, health insurance and mobility support.

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a globally significant multi-drug resistant pathogen. Our recent studies investigating the chemical biology of this bacterium have identified numerous uncharacterised pathways involved in the acquisition of the essential metal zinc from the host.

This project will provide the first descriptions of these pathways and how they contribute to the growth, virulence and antibiotic resistance of K. pneumoniae. The outcomes of this study will provide information essential to exploiting nutrient dependency in breaking multi-drug resistance in K. pneumoniae and other Gram-negative bacteria.

Supervision Team:

A/Prof Christopher McDevitt (University of Melbourne)

A/Prof Trevor Moraes (University of Toronto)


REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL: Medical sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience  in the field of immunology and microbiology
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of the team
  • Demonstrated time and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write research reports or other publications to a publishable standard (even if not published to date)

Application Deadline: 03/12/2021 23:00 – Europe/Athens


How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, read the application guidelines before contacting the supervisors.