Joint PhD opportunities
We are currently recruiting joint PhD candidates to join the Berlin University Alliance - Melbourne Joint Training Group. Each supervisory team oversees a pair of joint PhD projects on related, but separate research topics. One project’s home institution is the University of Melbourne and the other is one of three universities, and Charité University Medicine, under the Berlin University Alliance Umbrella.
Candidates spend a minimum of 12 months at both universities, providing a multidisciplinary cohort experience with other Berlin University Alliance - Melbourne Joint Training Group candidates.
Joint PhD candidates will benefit from the collective resources, networks and expertise of supervisors at both the University of Melbourne and the Berlin University Alliance. Funding for each candidate will include tuition fees, a full living allowance (stipend), health insurance and travel allowance. At the successful completion of the program, each candidate will be eligible to receive a PhD, recognised by testamurs from each of the two universities.
To apply, decide on which projects below pique your interest and head to the how to apply page for details on the next steps.
Visualising the dynamics of horizontal gene transfer during bacterial conjugation
We are recruiting two candidates to investigate dynamical interactions and subcellular localisation of the bacterial conjugation machinery using (superresolution and time-lapse) fluorescence microscopy and cryoEM approaches.
Targeting calcitonin receptor to treat glioblastoma with glycan-based site-specific coupling of toxins to nanobodies
We are recruiting two candidates to develop a new strategy to treat the brain tumour glioblastoma that includes research with novel chemical syntheses, molecular biology as well as cell biology and testing refined immunotoxins in animal models.
Tackling a Global Health problem, control of ticks and tick-borne pathogens using anti-tick microbial vaccines
We are recruiting two candidates to undertake their PhD studies, one each at the University of Melbourne, Australia and the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Phage-Steering Strategy to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
We are recruiting two candidates to study the use of bacteriophages to revert antimicrobial resistance in clinically relevant bacteria
TEMPHEALTH - Digital Technologies to Monitor and Promote Sustainable Health Behaviours
We are recruiting two candidates to conduct research at the intersection of computer science, behavioural psychology, and digital health.
A global approach to advancing prediction and understanding of preeclampsia pathogenesis
We are recruiting two candidates to undertake PhDs that will expand knowledge around how and why preeclampsia occurs more frequently and with high severity in low and middle income countries.
Propose your own joint PhD
If these joint PhD opportunities don’t align with your interests, you may also propose your own research project. Please contact potential supervisors directly to discuss project ideas and funding options. Contact details for our research staff, their areas of expertise and supervision availability are available here.
First published on 5 July 2022.
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