We are looking to for a PhD student to work on the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria! Specific projects are flexible and will be arrived at in discussion with the candidate. Possible topics that align with our previous research include the impact and evolution of natural transformation, integron evolution, fitness landscapes underlying drug resistance evolution and the predictability of evolutionary dynamics. We are looking for a highly motivated student with a strong background in evolutionary genetics, bioinformatics, mathematics and/or microbiology. Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree with Honours, Master of Science, MPhil or equivalent. Good communication skills, scientific curiosity and enthusiasm for research in evolutionary biology are essential. If you are interested, please send your full application (cover letter, CV, academic transcripts) or an informal inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in joining us as a PhD student but would like to work on a different topic, please also send an email to email@example.com, including a CV and outlining what area of research you would like to get involved in.
Several honours projects are available, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining your research interests.
PostDoc applications are very welcome. Although currently, we don’t have any funding for postdoc positions, there are several UQ and Australian Research Council schemes for competitive postdoctoral fellowships. If you are interested in applying for any of these or other external funding, please get in touch.