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Postdoctoral positions at The Centre for Advanced Imaging

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PhD and MPhil scholarships at The Centre for Advanced Imaging

 

We have a number of scholarships available for molecular imaging, novel antibody therapeutics and diagnostics for oncology and business and economics of health

 

MPhil and PhD Scholarships in Biomedical Imaging Technology

 

The Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology (CIBIT) is a multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Advanced Imaging and partners in the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical industry. The purpose of this national Centre is to provide research training in the development and application of novel diagnostics, therapeutics and theranostics (combined therapeutics and diagnostics) in conjunction with industry partners. Scholarships will include an industry placement totalling 12 months over the duration of the MPhil or PhD.

CIBIT’s research encompasses two major themes; this project will be specifically related to Theme 2.

Theme 1: Diagnostics, therapeutics and theranostics for Precision Medicine in cancer.

Theme 2: Harnessing the digital revolution to improve diagnostic imaging cost-effectively.

CIBIT is supported by industry partners Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd, BGI International Pty Ltd, Inter-K Peptide Therapeutics, Clarity Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, Minomic International Ltd, Theranostics (Australia) Pty Ltd, Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre, Uniting Care Medical Imaging Pty Ltd and Red Radiology Pty Ltd.

Project areas include:

• Machine learning and big data (multimodal imaging, clinical and genomic data).
• New MRI and PET methodologies to increase diagnostic accuracy, patient comfort and safety.

Applications are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic graduates with relevant backgrounds, including disciplines such as biomedical engineering, engineering, information technology, physics and mathematics or a related field. Applicants should possess analytical and computational skills, including working with equations, simulations and computer programs and an interest in Imaging Modalities and Healthcare IT Solutions. Students may be domestic or international of high scholarly calibre and will have a First Class Honours degree, Masters degree or equivalent. Applicants must meet the requirements for admission into the UQ Graduate School PhD program (https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/uq-research-degrees) and should also be eligible for a UQ Graduate School Scholarship (UQGSS) (https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/scholarships).

The base stipend for PhD scholars will be at the rate of AUD $31,828 per annum (2018 rate) tax-free for three years with the possibility of two six month extensions in approved circumstances. The base stipend for MPhil Scholars will be at the rate of AUD $31,828 per annum (2018 rate) tax-free for two years with the possibility of one six month extension in approved circumstances.

Enquiries: For enquiries specific to this project please email David Reutens (d.reutens@uq.edu.au).

To submit an application for this role, please visit UQ Jobs and click on the 'Apply Now' button to submit your application online.

All applicants must supply the following documents
• Cover letter supporting your application, which for example details why you are interested in the CIBIT program, your career aspirations, and the skills you bring and want to develop in the program.
• CV (please also outline your work experience, skills, and interests and hobbies)
• Details of two referees.
• International applicants: Evidence for meeting UQ's English language proficiency requirements https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/english-language-proficiency-requirements
• Academic transcript for all post-secondary study undertaken, complete or incomplete, including the institution grading scale.

Advertised: 03 Sep 2018
Applications close:15 Oct 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

 

PhD Scholarship - Novel antibody therapeutics and diagnostics for oncology

The role

Nanomedicine is a major driver of the biotechnology sector and contributes significantly to innovation in Australia. We are seeking high achieving graduate students to undertake postgraduate research into next generation nanomedicines. These projects will have a strong industry focus, with dedicated input and training from commercial partners in the biotechnology sector. Applicants should have experience in chemistry and biology, and can expect high-level training in state-of-the-art imaging facilities for in vivo validation of new technologies. The unique collaborative environment presented within this program will offer the candidate opportunities to expand their career into areas spanning academia and industry. In particular the candidate will be involved in developing new theranostics, diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, antibody-drug conjugates for cancers including prostate and ovarian cancer, glioma, melanoma and osteosarcoma.

The person

Applications are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic graduates with relevant backgrounds. Students may be domestic or international of high scholarly calibre and will have a First Class Honours degree, Masters degree or equivalent. Applicants must meet the requirements for admission into the UQ Graduate School PhD program (https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/uq-research-degrees) and should also be eligible for a UQ Graduate School Scholarship (UQGSS) (https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/scholarships). 

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.

Remuneration

The base stipend will be at the rate of AUD $31,828 per annum (2018 rate) tax-free for three years with the possibility of two six month extensions in approved circumstances. For the candidates who have been successful in obtaining any government-funded scholarship or UQ-funded scholarship or any other external scholarship, a top-up scholarship may be awarded.

Position Description

504947_CIBIT Scholarships_Minomic Project_.pdf

Enquiries

For enquiries specific to this project please contact A/Prof Kristofer Thurecht (k.thurecht@uq.edu.au) or Prof David Reutens (director_cibit@uq.edu.au).

All applications must be submitted through UQ Jobs. All applicants must supply the following documents

Advertised: 22 Aug 2018
Applications close:30 Sep 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

 

PhD Scholarship - Business and Economics of Health

 

The role

While the PhD project will draw from UQ Business School, CAI and CIBIT, the principle supervisors are in the Business School. Candidates will be able to select a research topic from either of the two Projects.

Project 8: Traditionally, the high cost of drug development has led to a focus on ‘blockbuster drugs’ for large patient groups to maximise return on investment. Targeted agents are a paradigm shift because they are designed for well-defined disease subgroups, which may be small, making it more difficult to recoup development costs through sales. The steep cost of clinical trials, coupled with regulatory burden, is a major factor driving economic decisions on whether to proceed with drug development. Using a combination of secondary data and targeted interviews, the project will address the important question of how drug development can be funded while ensuring affordability and minimising costs. This project provides training in health economics that is relevant to the MTP sector.

Project 15: This project will examine the impact of: (a) the clinical culture in diagnostic imaging and (b) the Australian and international regulatory, pricing and reimbursement mechanisms on the clinical translation of digital decision support tools for diagnostic imaging. Clinical culture will be examined through in-depth interviews with clinicians and other users of the technology. Regulatory frameworks governing the registration of medical devices, data protection and confidentiality will be examined by analysing publicly available data. The project will also examine methods of performance testing and documenting risk and provides training in business and health economics for the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical sector.

The person

Applications are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic graduates with relevant backgrounds. Students may be domestic or international of high scholarly caliber and will have a First Class Honours degree, Masters degree (by research) or equivalent. Applicants must meet the requirements for admission into the UQ Graduate School PhD program (https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/uq-research-degrees) and should also be eligible for a UQ Graduate School Scholarship (UQGSS) (https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/scholarships). 

Remuneration

The base stipend will be at the rate of AUD $31,828 per annum (2018 rate) tax-free for three years with the possibility of two six month extensions in approved circumstances. For the candidates who have been successful in obtaining any government-funded scholarship or UQ-funded scholarship or any other external scholarship, a top-up scholarship may be awarded.

Position Description

504952_ CIBIT Scholarships_Health Economics.pdf

Enquiries

For enquiries specific to this project please contact Prof. Martie-Louise Verreynne (m.verreynne@business.uq.edu.au) or Dr. Anna Jenkins (a.jenkins@business.uq.edu.au).

All applicants must supply the following documents:

Advertised: 22 Aug 2018
Applications close: 30 Sep 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time