[MARMAM] Honours opportunity in dolphin health/molecular biology available in Western Australia

Nahiid Stephens N.Stephens at murdoch.edu.au
Mon Sep 28 17:15:29 PDT 2015

Dear MARMAM members -

We are looking for a full-time Honours student (with an undergraduate degree in either Biomedical or Veterinary Science or similar BSc; as well as familiarity and/or experience with PCR-based molecular techniques) to start in January 2016 at Murdoch University (Perth, Western Australia).

The project title is "Identification and characterisation of viruses associated with genital mucosal lesions in a bottlenose (Tursiops sp) dolphin from Western Australia," and the project objectives are:

  *   Develop expertise in PCR and gene/genome sequencing.
  *   Identification, sequencing and genomic characterisation of any herpesviruses, papillomaviruses and/or novel viruses that may be present.
  *   Conduct phylogenetic analyses of any viruses found.

The project description can be viewed at http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Veterinary-and-Life-Sciences/Our-courses/Honours/Honours-opportunities/ (under the Veterinary Biology discipline heading).

Potential candidates can contact me by email (see details below) regarding eligibility.

Best Wishes - Nahiid Stephens.

Nahiid Stephens BSc BVMS (Hons) MANZCVSc (VetPath)
Lecturer in Pathology
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Murdoch University
Murdoch WA 6150
Phone: +61 8 9360 2666
Email: N.Stephens at murdoch.edu.au
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