Fully funded PhD opportunity to study viral co-infections in Australian flying foxes

Bat OneHealth are a global team of experts working across multiple scales to learn the causes of spillover and find sustainable solutions that protect people and the environment (batonehealth.org). In Australia, much of the focus on bat viruses has been on Hendra virus, a zoonotic virus that causes fatalities in horses and humans. A range of other viruses are known to circulate within the same hosts, yet little is known about their dynamics and interactions.

Dr Alison Peel is a Principal Investigator in Bat OneHealth and leads the Australian team of this international research effort. She has a PhD opportunity available for a highly motivated applicant to study viral co-infections in Australian flying foxes.

The project may be adaptable to the candidates interests and expertise, and include components of field research, laboratory screening of samples, data analysis and mathematical modelling. Opportunities may also exist to undertake in vitro experiments in collaboration with the CSIRO, including the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (formerly Australian Animal Health Laboratory) in Geelong, Victoria.

This position will be held at Griffith University Nathan Campus.

Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest (EoI) to Dr Alison Peel at a.peel@griffith.edu.au containing:

Closing date for expressions of interest: 5pm AEST 23rd April, 2021

Shortlisted applicants will then be required to provide two references and invited to apply on-line.

PhD position
Griffith University
Closing date
April 23rd, 2021
Posted on
March 31st, 2021 04:26
Last updated
March 31st, 2021 04:26