PhD Scholarship in Biomedical Research

Brisbane, Australia
11 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Faculty of Medicine  

The University of Queensland's Faculty of Medicine is an internationally recognised provider of world-class education and research. The research-intensive Faculty has a gross budget of almost $300 million, employs approximately 1000 continuing and fixed-term staff, has a community of more than 4000 non-salaried academic appointees and around 3200 students.

The Faculty of Medicine offers Australia's largest medical degree program for graduates and school-leavers. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs are available in the disciplines of Medicine, Health Sciences, E-Health, Mental Health, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health.

The Scholarship

This PhD will be jointly hosted by the Gallipoli Medical Research Institute.  The GMRI is based within the UQ Greenslopes Clinical Unit at Greenslopes Private Hospital, the largest private hospital in Australia. The on-site research groups work alongside clinicians and stakeholders, creating a dynamic research culture within a private healthcare setting which honours the sacrifices of Australia’s veteran community.

The Opportunity

Undertaking your Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at The University of Queensland, Greenslopes Clinical Unit, will provide you with the foundations for a career in biomedical research. You will be mentored by world leading researchers, and you will have the opportunity to translate your discoveries into new treatments for patients.

Scholarship details

The selected student will be awarded a living allowance valued at AUD$27,596 per annum (2019 rate, indexed annually) tax-free for three years with two possible six-month extensions in approved circumstances. This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Position Description

Multiple potential projects in the fields of liver disease and liver cancer are available for students including but not limited to:

  1. Pathogenesis of co-toxic liver injury;
  2. Biomarkers for liver disease and liver cancer
  3. Immunotherapy for the prevention and treatment of liver cancer;
  4. Role of cancer stem cells in the initiation and progression of liver cancer;
  5. Targeting the epithelial-to-mesenchymal plasticity of liver cancer stem cells.


To discuss this role please Dr Kim Bridle,  

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Job Applicants must have work rights.

Application closing date

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 (11:55 pm Eastern Australia Standard Time)