PhD Scholarship in Tumour Biology at Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute in Australia, 2019

Missing lady found in the mortuary had her pant partly lowered


A missing lady found in the mortuary had her underwear partly lowered and two wounds on face, according to preliminary investigations into the mysterious disappearance and death of the Kenyan lady.

According to information from City Mortuary where the body of Mildred Akinyi Odira was discovered on the morning of Monday, February 4, the deceased had two visible wounds on her face.

The lower section of her face was crashed and her trouser torn from the top. Her inner wear was partly lowered.

Akinyi went out of radar on the morning of Tuesday, January 29. She was en route to Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital from her place of residence in Kariobangi, Kenya, Tuko.co.ke reports.

Before heading to the health facility, Akinyi informed security guards manning the premise where she lived that she was sick.

She had been diagnosed with hypertension, ulcers and diabetes. The guards contacted a taxi driver to come and rush her to hospital for examination.

She, however, remained unreached and attempts to trace her at the hospital were futile. According to her sister, Maureen Anyango, she discovered all was not well when Akinyi’s son failed to report to school.

It emerged the woman’s body was brought at the morgue by police officers at 6:31am on the same day she went missing.

The family called on investigators to expedite the probe. An autopsy is yet to be conducted to establish cause of injuries observed on Akinyi’s body and what might have led to her death.

Applications are invited for 4-year PhD Scholarship in Tumour Biology at Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute in Australia. Scholarships are awarded to Australian Permanent Resident, International students, Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Australian Citizen and New Zealand Citizen.

The Curtin University is an Australian public research university based in Bentley and Perth, Western Australia. The university is named after the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin, and is the largest university in Western Australia, with over 58,000 students.

The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD program.
  • Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in Tumour Biology: Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute. Possess a relevant post-graduate (Honours or Masters) university degree, this may include, but is not limited to the fields of genetics, molecular cell biology and/or biochemistry.
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarship worth $27,082 per annum (2018 RTP rate) is available.
  • Nationality: Australian Permanent Resident, International students, Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Australian Citizen and New Zealand Citizen.
  • Number of ScholarshipsOne scholarship is available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are awarded to Australian Permanent Resident, International students, Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Australian Citizen and New Zealand Citizen.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be able to commit to four year tenure, full-time enrolment.
  • Be located in Western Australia
  • Possess a relevant postgraduate (Honours or Masters) university degree, this may include, but is not limited to the fields of genetics, molecular cell biology and/or biochemistry.
  • Have demonstrated knowledge and experience with molecular biology techniques, including western blots and cell culture.
  • Provide evidence of strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work independently as well as part of a research team.
  • Meet Curtin University’s PhD entry requirements: https://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au/research/apply/admission/

English Language Requirements: Scholars must provide evidence of strong oral and written communication skills.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Interested applicants should email an expression of interest to Associate Professor Pieter Eichhorn (pieter.eichhorn-at-curtin.edu.au)and include:

  1. Cover letter (including a brief background of your current studies and academic achievements, interest in the area and personal goals related to the research)
  2. Resume
  3. Academic transcripts

Please use the subject header:
Application: PhD Scholarship in Tumour Biology

This scholarship is subject to approval of admission at Curtin in the HDR course.

We reserve the right to commence short listing immediately. Screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

Scholarship Link

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