PhD Scholarships in Pharmacology/Neuroscience

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    Monash University Malaysia
    open until filled
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences



The scholarship recipient is required to work on a full-time research project as part of the PhD programme at the School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia. The proposed research will focus on investigating the mechanisms of cell death and neuroprotection in in vitro and in vivo age-related neurodegenerative disease models such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. As part of their PhD, the successful student will be trained in a number of cutting-edge technologies in neuroscience. Our overall aim is to make significant contributions to human neurological health.

Monash University Malaysia is a full-fledged campus of Monash University - a premier research-intensive Australian university ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8). Established in 1998, Monash University Malaysia is the third largest campus of Australia's largest university and the first foreign university campus in Malaysia. The campus is located at Bandar Sunway, a bustling suburb near Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.

What is funded

The successful applicant will receive a scholarship that covers tuition fees and stipends.


Three and a half years


This project is suited for students who are highly driven and have a strong desire to pursue a high level research career in pharmacology and neuroscience. Candidates must possess a 1st or upper 2nd class honours degree or Masters in a relevant biological science discipline (ie. biomedical sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences, neurobiology, molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacy).

Applicants should have an outstanding track record of academic achievement, excellent laboratory skills that are relevant to the project. Applicants should be comfortable working with cell culture and small animal models. Excellent verbal and written English skills are essential. Priority will be given to applicants who have research publications in Scopus/Web of Science-indexed scientific journals as a first author. Applicants must also meet the Monash University's English Language requirements.


For further information, please contact Dr. Kim San Tang 

at tang.kim.san@monash.edu.

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