The Statistical Genetics group at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute aims to understand the genetic basis of common complex traits and diseases and develop statistical methodology to better accomplish this task. For more information on UQDI's Statistical Genetics Group and their contributions to genetic research refer to the http://www.di.uq.edu.au/research website.
The successful Scholar will pursue a PhD degree in Statistical Genetics Approaches to Investigating Missing Heritability in Health and Disease within the Statistical Genetics Group at the UQ Diamantina Institute. The student will help develop and apply novel and existing statistical genetics approaches for detecting missing heritability in complex traits and diseases.
A PhD is about learning new skills and learning how to do research. We recognise that students will come to us from different backgrounds in order to learn these new skills. Projects are fundamentally quantitative and computer-based, so evidence of quantitative aptitude is essential. We will consider students from a wide range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: genetics, maths, statistics, epidemiology, computer science, bioinformatics, molecular biology, psychology, and physics.
The candidate will have a 1st Class Honours degree or equivalent in science and should be eligible for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or University of Queensland Research Scholarship (UQRS) or equivalent (for more information, please visit http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/domestic-student-scholarships).
The base stipend will be at the rate of AUD$24,653 per annum (2013 rate) tax-free for three years with the possibility of a six month extension in approved circumstances. Top-up salary may be available to suitably qualified candidates. Enquiries
Please send enquiries to Professor David Evans (email@example.com and see http://www.di.uq.edu.au/professor-david-evans). Enquiries can be received at any time. Start dates are throughout the year with the University allowing registrations commencing Jan 1, April 1, July 1 or Oct 1 each year.
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