USC Human Genomics PhD Scholarship 2022 Application Guidelines

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– USC Human Genomics PhD Scholarship –

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is delighted to offer Human Genomics PhD Scholarship for Domestic and International Students in Australia.

USC Human Genomics PhD Scholarship USC Human Genomics PhD Scholarship

The major research foci of our group include the effects of genetic drift in modulating mutation and selection, quantifying mutational load, investigating the rates and patterns of mutations, estimating divergence times between species and populations and ancient genomics.

We work on several species, including humans and other mammals, birds and oysters.


The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is a public university based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework and higher degree by research) programs are offered in both faculties (Arts and Business; Science, Health, Education and Engineering), with the majority of the university’s research focused on two main areas, sustainability and regional engagement.

Since 2010, USC has been the only public institution in Queensland to receive five stars for teaching quality in the independently ranked Hobson’s Good Universities Guide.

In the 2010 edition of the guide, the university also earned five stars for staff qualifications and graduates’ satisfaction with the generic skills they learned while studying.

Eligible Countries: International

Type: PhD programme

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Domestic student or an International student enrolled in or offered admission to a HDR program in USC

2. Bachelor’s Degree with First Class Honours, Master’s degree with thesis/dissertation/research or equivalent previous study, relevant work experience, research publications, or other research experience

3. Not hold an equivalent qualification to the one currently being applied for

Selection Criteria

1. Academic qualifications: An honour or master’s degree in biological, physical or computational sciences is highly preferred; however, persons with a non-biology degree should have some basic understanding of genetics, evolution and molecular biology

2. Record of research publications

3. Professional research experience

Additional desirable selection criteria:

Scripting (Perl/Python) Familiarity with Unix/Linux systems Experience in using High Performing Clusters Knowledge about software and tools used in next-generation sequence data analyses Previous research experience in Bioinformatics


How to Apply

Complete an Application for Admission form

Download the Response to PGRS Selection Criteria template(Word 1,028KB) and respond to the Selection Criteria listed above (and include the name of this scholarship).

Refer to the important information about applying for a Postgraduate Research Scholarship.

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