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Genomic Modelling of Infectious Diseases in Commercial Aquaculture Settings

Applications are invited to commence a PhD at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University, Australia. The PhD research opportunity will focus on the development and application of novel genomic modelling methods (i.e., phylodynamics) to understand the dynamics of infectious disease transmission in aquaculture production systems. The project is embedded within a larger Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award program on the development of phylodynamic modelling methods that enable the improved management and mitigation of emerging and endemic infectious diseases. Successful applicants will be invited to contribute to this broader research program, which will be conducted with collaborative networks throughout Australia, South-East Asia and Europe.
additional funding available to support travel, conference registration, publishing fees, etc. There will also be the opportunity to apply for top-up scholarships through partner organizations.

Student TypePhD Candidate
Area of StudyApplicants with qualifications from any quantitative, computational or biological discipline (e.g., Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Epidemiology, Molecular Biology, Virology, Bioinformatics) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Total Value$28,854 per year for up to 3.5 years, with additional funding available to support travel, conference registration, publishing fees, etc. There will also be the opportunity to apply for top-up scholarships through partner organizations.
Duration3.5 years
Number of Scholarships available 1
Applications CloseClosed

Genomic modelling of infectious diseases in commercial aquaculture settings is open to competition among candidates who:

  • Meet the JCU’s admission requirements

$28,854 per year for up to 3.5 years, with additional funding available to support travel, conference registration, publishing fees, etc. There will also be the opportunity to apply for top-up scholarships through partner organizations

Prospective applicants are asked to provide:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-do-date CV

Please email expression of interest direct to Dr. Michael Meehan (michael.meehan1@jcu.edu.au), Senior Research Fellow, Infectious Disease Modelling and Epidemiology, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University.

You may be asked to attend an interview.

This scholarship shall be administered by the Graduate Research School (GRS), on behalf of the Selection Committee. The funds of the scholarship shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by the Graduate Research School in the payment of a fortnightly stipend.