PhD Scholar – Perinatal Transition (The Ritchie Centre)

The Perinatal Transition group within The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute undertakes research focusing on how events prior to, during, and after birth can adversely alter respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological outcomes, with specific focus on the transition from a fetus to a newborn. This research program is led by Associate Professor Graeme Polglase, and consists of a team of scientists and clinicians at the Hudson Institute and Monash University.

We are looking to provide a PhD student who has completed a Bachelor of Science or related discipline with Honours or Masters an exceptional opportunity to contribute towards the research program.

The proposed PhD research program will focus on the effects of intrauterine inflammation (chorioamnionitis) on the neural control of fetal and neonatal breathing. This project involves work with small and large animal models, fetal/neonatal physiology, protein and molecular techniques, histology, immunohistochemistry and microscopy.

The PhD student will work under the supervision of A/Prof Graeme Polglase and Dr Vanesa Stojanovska.

The successful student will need to be eligible to enrol for a PhD with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Clinical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.

It’s a great time to join the Hudson. We are delivering our vision of world class science that positively impacts human life.

Applications | Please send a copy of your CV and Cover Letter to or apply via  SEEK

Enquiries | Email

Closing date | Open until a suitable candidate is appointed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.