The Institute aims to improve the health of children and adolescents through outstanding research. In support of this mission, QCMRI's goals can be further defined as; to undertake world class child and adolescent focused health care research; to translate research findings into improved health outcomes for children and adolescents; to create and foster a research and training environment that will attract and retain the best people; and to support and advocate for research as an integral part of health care delivery.
QCMRI's researchers are working on some of the most serious and common diseases, illnesses and injuries affecting young people including; asthma; childhood cancers; burns, wound healing and scarring; cystic fibrosis; infectious diseases and diabetes. The role The successful candidates will study a PhD in one of QCMRI's research themes including cancer and cell biology; the developing brain, growth and a healthy start to life; infection inflammation and the environment; burns trauma and the critically ill; and innovative evidence based health care and delivery.
For currently available projects please visit: http://www.qcmri.org.au/ForStudents/Projects.aspx. This list will be continually updated and so please check it regularly. If you are interested in one of the research areas listed above but a suitable project is not provided on the available projects list then please discuss your ideas directly with your proposed QCMRI supervisor.
The person We are seeking dynamic, intelligent, highly motivated PhD candidates who have a background in a variety of disciplines including: - scientific and laboratory; population health and epidemiology; statistical; veterinary; clinical; allied health or other relevant background.
Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research or commercial career in child or adolescent health.
The primary supervisor of the PhD candidate will be a core member of the Institute and the student will most likely be based at the Royal Children's Hospital, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland.
Remuneration The QCMRI is offering scholarships which will provide a minimum total stipend package of $33,728* (2012 rate) per annum for three years. Stipends are tax free for Australian citizens and residents. QCMRI Funding in the second and third years will be subject to satisfactory progress demonstrated by the submission of QCMRI progress and university milestone reports.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to apply for a $2,500 travel allowance in their second or third years of study.
*Total amount of $33,728/yr comprises $23,728 funded by an external scholarship (such as an APA or any other scholarship compatible with QCMRI funding) and $10,000 provided by QCMRI.
Application Pease do NOT click the `apply now' button. The application process is detailed in the guidelines. Please visit: http://www.qcmri.org.au/ForStudents/Scholarships/PhDScholarshipsforOutstandingStudents.aspx for application forms and guidelines.
Enquiries For scheme related queries or if you would like assistance indentifying an appropriate QCMRI supervisor please contact QCMRI's Grant Manager, Ms Sue Lau. Phone: 07 3636 1264 Email: RHD@qcmri.org.au
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