Doctorado en bioquímica y medicina basada en plantas tradicionales (Australia) ~

24 de marzo de 2019

Doctorado en bioquímica y medicina basada en plantas tradicionales (Australia)

As an Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 5 ranking institute, NICM Health Research Institute is recognised globally for its world class research and innovations in complementary and integrative medicine. An opportunity exists to join our Bush Medicine Research Program, to undertake a laboratory-based project to characterize traditional plant medicines used by Aboriginal peoples for treating inflammation-driven ailments. A combination of chemical and pharmacological methodologies will be adopted to contribute to the growing body of knowledge in this area.
A research scholarship is available for a highly motivated PhD candidate who is technically skilled with a strong organic chemistry and/or natural products chemistry background. The successful candidate will work with a diverse group of researchers including, chemists, pharmacologists and botanists. Background knowledge of inflammation including key biochemical processes and the role these play in initiation and progression of chronic disorders including Alzheimerā€™s disease is desirable. This project will identify the chemical constituents that can explain the therapeutic effects of Aboriginal traditional plant medicines, while seeking to translate these technologies into novel, efficacious medicines. This project is to be supervised by Professor Gerald MĆ¼nch. The successful applicant will commence the course in mid 2019.
Domestic candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs, supported by the Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset.
International candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs. Those with a strong track record will be eligible for a tuition fee waiver.
Support for conference attendance, fieldwork and additional costs as approved by the Institute up to a value of $15,000.
International candidates are required to hold an Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC) insurance policy for the duration their study in Australia, with the scholarship providing funding for single cover.
The project is suitable for candidates with strong interests in organic chemistry, pharmacology/pharmaceutical science and natural products.

The successful applicant should:
- hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, (iii) Research Masters degree, or (iv) equivalent overseas qualifications.
- demonstrate strong academic performance in subjects relevant to chemistry.
- have an understanding of inflammation and its role in disease initiation and progression.
- International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency

How to apply
Applicants should:
Contact Professor Gerald MĆ¼nch ( to discuss your eligibility, the project requirements and your intention to apply.
Compile your CV including publication list (mark Pubmed cited publications with an asterisk), contact information for two referees and a statement, how your research interests align with the project aims as soon as possible. But not later than April 2nd.

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