PhD research | $30,000 p.a. 3 years | closing date 11 June 2021

We are now offering Australian Rotary Health/Rotary Club of Devonport PhD scholarship in gastroparesis research. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to work at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University.

About the projects

The project involves the investigation of gut-pacemaker cells (Interstitial cells of Cajal) isolated from human gastric tissue. Molecular investigations include single-cell analysis, transcriptomics and proteomic analysis. The aim is to develop ex vivo ICC cultures for drug screening and regenerative therapy.


  • Domestic candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs, supported by the Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset.
  • Support for conference attendance, fieldwork and additional costs as approved by the School.


  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or have Permanent Resident Status and not be under bond to any foreign government. Applicants are to provide evidence of citizenship or residential status.
  • Hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, (iii) Research Masters degree, or (iv) equivalent overseas qualifications.
  • Possess excellent communication skills and ability to engage with patients, health professionals, and researchers.
  • Be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level.

More information

Contact Dr Jerry Zhou

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