Phenomics: Improving diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis

PhD scholarship to explore the relationship between individual metabolism and endometriosis.

This exciting opportunity is for a graduate from biological sciences/biochemistry/ medicine/analytical chemistry or similar degree with a strong academic background to undertake a PhD in endometriosis research. The successful applicant will be based at Murdoch University at the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC) and will contribute to a national research program funded through a Medical Research Future Fund Grant in collaboration with the University of Melbourne.

The research will be focused on understanding the role of metabolites in endometriosis disease and progression. The project aims to develop a more relevant classification system for endometriosis where lesion specific metabolomic and proteomic biomarkers are aligned with patient phenotypes and symptoms using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry capabilities at the ANPC. Analytical techniques include Trapped Ion Mobility Tandem Mass Spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry Imaging approaches..

Study levelPhD
Funding bodyMedical Research Future Fund (MRFF)
DurationScholarship payments for 3 yrs (full-time enrolment up to 4 yrs). Applicants must be able to commence in 2022.

The scholarship is open to domestic and international applicants. Applicants must demonstrate strong knowledge and research skills in a relevant discipline, be highly motivated and demonstrate the drive to work both independently and within a team towards timely completion of research.

Familiarity with analytical techniques such as mass spectrometry is favourable, but not a pre-requisite. Applicants must meet the requirements of Murdoch University’s Graduate Research Office to be eligible (first or upper second-class Honours degree, Masters degree by research, or equivalent), including English language proficiency.

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To applyPlease email the following documentation to Sara Lim:
  • Cover letter outlining your suitability for the position
  • Copy of your complete academic transcript
  • Academic CV
Selected applicants will be then invited to interview and submit proposals via Murdoch University’s postgraduate scholarship application process.

For more information about the project contact Sara Lim ( or
A/Prof Berin Boughton (

For more information about the application process contact the graduate research office at Murdoch University (