Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarship

Hawthorn, Australia
14 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Iverson Health Innovation Institute
  • Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute Central Australia (Alice Springs)
  • Annual stipend $27,082 (indexed) (2018 rate) for three years

About the scholarship

The Iverson Health Innovation Institute at Swinburne University of Technology was established in 2017 and focusses on producing high quality and high impact research enabling the delivery of innovative technology-assisted outcomes to minimise the impact of chronic disease on patients, the health care system and society. The institute aims to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes, enhance quality of life and develop health care efficiencies. The focus is broad and includes investigations in chronic disease and disability, personalized health care, digital health and bioengineering solutions.

A PhD scholarship (3-year duration) is available to support research into issues relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ health and wellbeing. It is a genuine requirement that the applicant must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander as authorised under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. The PhD candidate will be enrolled at Swinburne University of Technology (SUT) and their research program will be based at The Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute Central Australia (Alice Springs) campus. The Moondani Toombadool Centre at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus will provide additional academic, mentoring and cultural support.

For more information on relevant themes of research please refer to:

  • https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research-institutes/iverson-health-innovation/
  • http://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/research-impact/
  • https://baker.edu.au/research/laboratories/aboriginal-health
  • https://baker.edu.au/research/research-domains

The position is funded by Swinburne Research based on the condition for SUPRA-award https://www.swinburne.edu.au/study/options/scholarships/221/swinburne-university-postgraduate-research-award/

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • An MBBS, Bachelor degree Honours and/or a research Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to health
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated person who meets the academic requirements for enrolment for the PhD degree at Swinburne University of Technology
  • A background in health-related research

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

Application instructions

Applications are due by 8th December 2018 at 5pm. If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to attend a short interview where we can evaluate your suitability for the program.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV and a short cover letter explaining why you are interested in applying and how you satisfy the key selection criteria.

Please email all queries and applications to Professor Gavin Lambert on glambert@swin.edu.au

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on inclusion@swin.edu.au.

For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au.