PhD Scholarship at The University of Queensland

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD position in social sciences at The University of Queensland. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for three years in Australia. The deadline to apply is January 04, 2019.

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Area:Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Salary (FTE):School Schol (APA Rate) NONBAND ($27,082.00 – $27,082.00) Work type:Full Time – Scholarship Location: St Lucia A PhD scholarship opportunity is available to conduct research into the psychological, social, ethical and interpersonal aspects of healthcare. Australian or international applicants welcome from any relevant discipline including healthcare, sociology, ethics or applied philosophy. The PhD candidate will be located at the School of Health and Social Sciences at The University of Queensland.

An exciting opportunity exists for students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree in the area of the social aspects of healthcare. In particular, the project investigates the care of adult chronic pain (low back pain).

Prospective applicants will have a strong interest in the social, ethical and/or philosophical aspects of healthcare. The project will require participants to work closely and sensitively with participants including practicing clinicians and people with low back pain. While the position involves working on an existing project, there will be opportunities for the successful applicant to tailor their involvement to suit their own areas of interest.

Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant disciplines. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in the sociology/philosophy of health and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

Applicants must meet the requirements for admission into the UQ Graduate School PhD program (

The selected student will be awarded a full scholarship for tuition fees (if international) and receive 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.

Please direct enquiries about the project to Dr. Jenny

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below.

All applicants must supply the following documents:


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