[visionlist] PhD position at the University of Auckland NZ

Julie Lim j.lim at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Mar 2 01:18:26 GMT 2010

Can you please post this position on your website.

Many thanks


Title: Antioxidant strategies to prevent eye disease: is the lens a glutathione reservoir?

Department: Optometry and Vision Science

Project Type: Doctorate

Primary supervisor's Details:

Dr Julie Lim

(09) 3737599 ext 82591

j.lim at auckland.ac.nz<mailto:j.lim at auckland.ac.nz>

Co-supervisor's details

Professor Paul Donaldson

(09) 3737599 ext 84625

p.donaldson at auckland.ac.nz<mailto:p.donaldson at auckland.ac.nz>


A Ph.D. project is available in the Department of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand, investigating the role of the lens as a glutathione (GSH) reservoir for other tissues of the anterior eye. This project will involve identification and functional characterization of GSH uptake and efflux transporters in the lens, cornea and trabecular meshwork and will complement parallel projects being conducted as part of a larger study funded by a Sir Charles Hercus Fellowship from the Health Research of New Zealand.   Although primarily biomedical in nature, this project will also involve interaction with clinical colleagues within the New Zealand National Eye Centre.

The successful candidate should hold a MSc or BSc degree (First class honours) and have a strong interest in vision science.  In addition, he/she should have a solid work ethic, be organized, motivated and able to work in a team environment. The stipend value is NZD 25,000 (tax free) plus NZD 5,000 for tuition fees for one year with a start date during the second half of 2010.  Successful candidates will need to apply for further funding in year 2 (http://www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/for/future-postgraduates/fp-scholarships-and-awards).

Please send your CV, the names and contact details of two academic referees and a covering letter to Dr Julie Lim by email.


*       Cell culture techniques

*       Functional assays

*       Molecular Biology-RT-PCR, Western blotting, Immunohistochemistry

*       Confocal microscopy

*       High performance Liquid Chromatography

Dr Julie Lim

Department of Optometry and Vision Science

University of Auckland

3737599 ext 82591

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