PhD Scholarship in Unilateral Limb Injury and Related Cartilage and Spine Defects (Rosello-Diez Group, ARMI) Monash University, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) Australia

PhD Scholarship in Unilateral Limb Injury and Related Cartilage and Spine Defects (Rosello-Diez Group, ARMI)


Job No.: 591378


Employment Type: Full-time


Duration: 3 year fixed-term appointment


Location: Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), 15 Innovation Walk, Monash University, Clayton


Remuneration: Annual living allowance based on Monash University’s Research Training Program (RTP), stipend of $27,872 per annum (2019 rate - indexed annually)


The Opportunity

Looking for a PhD applicant (Australian national or Permanent Resident) to be enrolled in Monash University doctoral program under the supervision of Dr Alberto Rosello-Diez, 


This is a student exchange project that involves a stay of 4+ months at the Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), under the co-supervision of Professor Gang Li and Professor Wayne Lee.


We will use mouse models of limb asymmetry induced by unilateral cell death (see left and right knee sections) in the developing cartilage to study:

  1. Compensatory mechanisms of bone growth, with a focus on injury-triggered signalling (Monash)

  2. Effect of the injury on the articular cartilage, including epigenetic modifications, and comparing embryonic and postnatal models to uncover potential repair mechanisms (Monash and CHUK)

  3. Role of uneven loading in the development of scoliosis, either by itself or by interaction with candidate genetic mutations commonly present in humans with scoliosis (CUHK)


Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant must be an Australian resident with the following attributes:

  • An excellent academic track record in biological sciences

  • Interest and commitment

  • Experience in microscopy would be an advantage

Applicants will be considered provided they fulfil the criteria for PhD admission at Monash University. Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD at ARMI are available at


Candidates will be required to meet Monash entry requirements, which include English-language skills.


Successful applicants will be expected to enrol no later than 1 June 2019.


How To Apply

Supervisor: Dr Alberto Rosello-Diez


Submit your expression of interest to Dr Alberto Rosello-Diez, Alberto.RoselloDiez@monash.eduand include the following:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement addressing the Candidate Requirements and the reason for your interest in the project

  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works

  • A full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation

  • Contact details of two academic referees


Closing Date

Friday 10 May 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

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