PhD Scholarship Opportunity

Job No: GEORGE161
Location: Newtown, Australia

The George’ is 700+ people focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide. Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact.

Here is a sample of the things we are doing to achieve our goal of having the greatest possible impact on global health:

• We are identifying better and safer treatments for our biggest killers like stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure
• In many countries, our award winning FoodSwitch smartphone app is helping people make healthy food choices when shopping
• In China, we ran a successful education and awareness program to reduce the amount of salt eaten by people by 25% each day
• In rural India, we have shown that mobile technology can help diagnose mental health, as well as help treat cardiovascular disease, and we’re looking at similar approaches to treating chronic diseases in Indonesia and China
• Together with Aboriginal communities in NSW, Australia, we have developed an innovative community led program to assist young Aboriginal drivers attain their license, now implemented in a dozen of locations
• We are developing an affordable dialysis machine, with potential to save millions of lives each year and transform the way kidney disease is treated globally 
• And much more...

A two year scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate to undertake a full-time PhD, based at The George Institute for Global Health.

The candidate is expected to have experience and background knowledge of clinical research and statistical analysis using SAS software to undertake analyses of large clinical trial datasets to examine the clinical and brain imaging parameters related to a range of health outcomes.

Predicting differences in recovery from stroke between Asian and non-Asian patients.

Executive Director, The George Institute China /Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, University of New South Wales; Dr Candice Delcourt, Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow.

Research Areas
Stroke, epidemiology, outcome measurement.

Applicants should hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in a related discipline (e.g. public health, health communication or health promotion/social marketing), or a Masters degree. Professional experience in health promotion, communications, global health, or other related preventative health discipline would be an advantage. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens.

Award Amount
The scholarship stipend is $25,000 per annum per year for 2 years. Students will be supported to apply for competitive scholarship funding.

Applications should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae, including full list of publications and presentations
  • A copy of academic transcripts
  • Visa / Citizenship details
  • The names and contact details of at least two referees

Closing Date - Monday 14th October 2019

The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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