PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Food Policy

Job No: GEORGE219
Location: Newtown, Sydney

The George Institute is 700+ people around the world, all 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:

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A scholarship is now available for a suitably qualified candidate, to undertake a 3 year PhD degree, based at The George Institute for Global Health and University of New South Wales. The scholarship stipend is $27,500 per year for up to 3 years and students will be supported to apply for competitive scholarship funding.

The successful PhD candidate will be a core member of the Food Policy team at The George Institute for Global Health. The scope of the PhD will be on evaluating food environments and implementing novel interventions – targeting various domains, from the local (e.g. catering by public institutions and University food retail) to national and international (e.g. using large food composition databases linked to household grocery purchasing datasets to model impact of targeted product reformulation).

The research will involve significant quantitative and qualitative elements and in addition, the student will have the opportunity to participate in other research initiatives as part of the broader Food Policy team at The George Institute for Global Health. The student will gain valuable training and have opportunity to interact with a diverse research team, with expertise in nutrition science, food policy, epidemiology, clinical trials, and population-based modelling.

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Eligibility

Applicants should hold an undergraduate, or Masters, degree in a related discipline (eg public health). Minimum qualification needed is Honours second class, division one (or equivalent).

Award Amount

The scholarship stipend is $27,500 per annum per year for up to 3 years. Students will be supported to apply for competitive scholarship funding.

Application Guide

Applications must include a cover letter, current CV, copy of academic transcripts, proof of citizenship or permanent residency, and the names and contact details of at least two referees.

Candidates are recommended to highlight in their application:

  • Prior research experience
  • Evidence of scientific writing skills
  • Knowledge of data analysis methods
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Other applicable indicators of excellence

Closing Date

Thursday 14th January 2021

 

 

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Everyone is encouraged to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, LGBTIQ people and mature-aged adults.

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