Current open positions:


PhD Opportunities in Roselló-Díez Group

PhD student exchange project. Monash – CUHK

Studying the effects of unilateral cartilage injury in long-term limb growth, articular cartilage health and scoliosis.

  • 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 (www.rosellodiezlab.com).
  • 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 Prof Gang Li (www.ort.cuhk.edu.hk/staff-ligang.html) and Prof Wayne Lee (https://aims.cuhk.edu.hk/converis/portal/Person/4939555)
  • 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).
  • Outstanding and motivated students with an interest in musculoskeletal development and repair are encouraged to contact alberto.rosellodiez@monash.edu.

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Honours/Masters student

Mechanisms of catch-up growth in developing long bones.

A motivated student is sought for an Honours/Masters project focused on mechanisms of catch-up growth after signal imbalance in mice. Contact Alberto Roselló-Díez at alberto.rosellodiez@monash.edu for more information.

Read more about the Roselló-Díez Group.


PhD Opportunities in Nillegoda Group

PhD student exchange project. Monash – CUHK

  • Looking for a PhD applicant (Australian national or Permanent Resident) to be enrolled in Monash University doctoral program under the supervision of Dr Nadinath Nillegoda.
  • This is a student exchange project that involves a stay of 4-8 months working with Prof. Eugene Ponomarev at the School of Biomedical Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (https://www2.sbs.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/people/academic-staff/prof-ponomarev-eugene-d)
  • The Nillegoda Group works on various aspects of the recently discovered human Hsp70-based protein disaggregases (aggregate solubilizing machines) that clears amyloid-type aggregates and help repair neuronal cells. At CUHK, the project will focus on the epigenetic andtranscriptional control of microglia/macrophage activation and polarizationduring neuroinflammation using animal models.
  • Outstanding and motivated students with an interest in neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation are encouraged to contact Dr Nadinath Nillegoda (nadinath.nillegoda@monash.edu.au)

PhD Opportunity

Exceptional graduates with a high level (H1) Honours degree (or equivalent) are encouraged to apply to join the Nillegoda Group at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI)

The Project

Interested students are encouraged to send their CV and academic transcripts to Nadinath Nillegoda (nadinath.nillegoda@monash.edu).

Suitable students will be invited to apply for a scholarship through Monash University

Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD at Monash University are available at https://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/future-students/apply


Postdoctoral Opportunities in Nillegoda Group

Outstanding scientists interested in pursuing a Postdoctoral Fellowship are encouraged to apply for postdoctoral training in the Nillegoda Group at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI)

The Project

Appropriate candidates are individuals who will be awarded or were recently awarded PhDs in immunology or neuroscience or a closely related field. Highly motivated and passionate researchers are encouraged to send their CV to Nadinath Nillegoda (nadinath.nillegoda@monash.edu).

Read more about the Nillegoda Group.


Research Assistant Opportunity in Nillegoda Group

The Nillegoda Group is seeking a full-time research assistant.

Ideal candidates are individuals who have a Bachelor’s (preferred) or Associate’s (minimum) degree with 2-3 years or more laboratory experience, particularly in mammalian cell/tissue culture and molecular biology techniques. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience in immune and neuronal cell culture, cell isolation and/or differentiation. Exposure to animal work is a plus, but not necessary.   

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV to Nadinath Nillegoda (nadinath.nillegoda@monash.edu). Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Read more about the Nillegoda Group.


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