PhD Scholarships in Biomedical Research at The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland has an opening PhD position. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. The deadline for applying is October 31, 2018.

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) aims to develop a better understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of disease, and to translate that understanding into practical outcomes for patients. UQDI has more than 300 researchers and students who work closely with clinicians in the areas of cancer, immunology and genomic medicine. The institute forms part of the Faculty of Medicine and is based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital teaching campus in Brisbane.

UQDI is located in the Translational Research Institute (TRI), an extremely well-equipped research centre with outstanding facilities for biomedical research. Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the UQDI web site at The University of Queensland is a member of the Go8 group of the leading research-intensive Australian universities and is consistently rated in the top 100 universities worldwide.

Undertaking your Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at UQDI 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.

Expressions of Interest are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic, international and domestic, science or medical graduates ideally with a background in biomedicine, genomics, or any other relevant scientific discipline. Candidates will have a first-class Honours degree, a research masters degree, a coursework masters with a relevant research component, or equivalent degree, and should be eligible for UQ scholarship consideration.

Applicants must fulfil the PhD admission criteria for the University of Queensland, including meeting English language requirements, and demonstrating excellent capacity and potential for research. Demonstrated research capacity (research outputs such as publications or conference presentations) will be highly regarded.

For further information on entry requirements, please visit

Selected prospective international and domestic students will receive assistance to apply for University living allowance and tuition fee scholarships. The 2018 Research Training Program (RTP) living allowance stipend rate is AUD$27,082 per annum (indexed annually) for three years with two possible extensions of up to 6 months each in approved circumstances (conditions apply). For further information on scholarships refer to:

Applicants who are self-funding or hold external scholarship funding are also welcome to apply.

For further information on projects please see our research themes at

To submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for consideration, ensure you use the UQ Jobs online recruitment system by following the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: cover letter; complete official tertiary academic transcripts (with grades/GPA scores, and official grading scale details) and award certificates (testamurs); and a detailed academic resume/CV.

Important: EOIs not received via the UQ Jobs online system will not be considered.

Please note the different EOI closing dates below for domestic and international candidates leading up to the UQ Graduate School higher degree by research application and scholarship round timelines as advertised on their website:

For information about entering the UQ PhD program and for the full terms and conditions, please visit the UQ Graduate School website at Please note that at this stage of the process you do not need to complete the online application for admission form, potential applicants must apply through the submission of an EOI process.

Domestic candidates: 6th August 2018 - for consideration in relation to the next UQ domestic scholarship round with commencement in Research Quarter 1 (January) or Research Quarter 2 (April) 2019.

International candidates: 31st October 2018 - for consideration in relation to the next available UQ international scholarship round with commencement in Research Quarter 4 (October) 2019, and optional Research Quarter 3 (July) 2019 commencement if visa allows.


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