Monday, 29 May 2017

PhD scholarship opportunity in prevention of diabetes and chronic diseases

PhD scholarship opportunity in prevention of diabetes and chronic diseases at the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI), School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

We are seeking talented medical candidates who wish to apply for a full-time scholarship to pursue a PhD. You should ideally have a background in diabetes or general medicine and an interest in the prevention of chronic diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

About this PhD opportunity

The candidate will have an opportunity to learn how to plan and run a clinic trial, learn how to perform clinical research procedures such as glucose clamps, muscle and adipose tissue biopsies, measure central blood pressure, arterial stiffness and endothelial function, perform a systematic review, epidemiological modeling and health economic analyses. Within this research program, there is ample opportunity for the candidate to conduct independent research under the supervision of an expert research team.

About Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI)
MCHRI sits within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and is a collaborative partnership with Monash Health. With over 50 staff and students we are a dynamic and growing multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers. 
MCHRI and its program leaders have internationally recognised reputations as research leaders for our strong links between cutting-edge public health and clinical research, evidence based medicine, implementation and translation.
We are a research active Centre with major project funding from the National Health & Medical Research Council.  We host NHMRC fellows and our team has published more than 100 articles in the last three years in many top peer reviewed journals.
MCHRI has an active and engaging clinical, health services and public health research training program that seeks to attract, train, mentor and build careers of those wishing to improve clinical health outcomes. 
At MCHRI it is our policy that all students are supervised by a team of senior experienced researchers  supported in a collegial environment with at least 10 PhD students working closely together. We anticipate that all students will successfully complete studies within three contact years. All students complete PhD studies by publication so they have a track record when they finish their research.  Importantly, we guarantee timely access to supervisors and rapid responses in return of submitted manuscripts.

About the PhD supervisors
Associate Professor Barbora de Courten, MD PhD FRACP MPH

Professor Helena Teede, MBBS PhD FRACP

Prof Danny Liew, MBBS PhD FRACP

Qualifications and financial Support
Candidate Requirements
·         A first class or 2A honours degree, MD, MBBS or equivalent;
·         Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency;
·         A candidate whose first language is not English should have a minimum IELTS score of 7, with no band below 6.5
Students with H1 equivalent are encouraged to apply for scholarship. An initial, one year scholarship (equivalent to Australian Postgraduate Association stipend) for 2017 is guaranteed, with opportunities to apply for further scholarships in subsequent years.  Preparation of scholarship applications will be supported and successful applicants will be eligible to apply for additional local top-up scholarship funds.
Commensurate with NHMRC PhD stipend (tax exempt), plus support for attendance at approved courses.
How to apply
Email your CV, a cover letter with a statement of intent and how this PhD scholarship would enhance your professional career, and a copy of your academic transcript to
Closing date: 5.00pm, by 31st August 2016.

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