PhD Scholarships at The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening PhD position in epidemiology. The funds for this position are available for four years. Applications should be sent before November 23, 2018.

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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 The Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) at The University of Queensland (UQ) is offering up to six PhD scholarships in the 2018 round of the QAEHS PhD Scholarship Scheme. A maximum of three domestic and three international scholarships will be awarded to start at UQ in research quarter 2 2019 (1 April 2019). The scholarships will be for three years, with possible extension to four years.

Scholarships are available for sixteen projects across the eight QAEHS research themes. Students will be based at the lead supervisor's School or Centre either at St Lucia, Herston, Indooroopilly or Woolloongabba.

The scholarships are available to undertake one of sixteen environmental health sciences projects across the eight QAEHS research themes: toxicology, emerging health risks, risk assessment, risk communication, microbiology, epidemiology, regulatory science and determinants of infectious diseases.

The projects are given below and further details, including the QAEHS supervisory teams, can be found at

2. Characterisation of novel substances in wastewater that select antimicrobial resistance

3. Wastewater fingerprinting as a tool to inform on community health

4. Developing passive sampler monitoring approaches for use in wastewater based epidemiology

6. Calibration of new passive sampling monitoring technologies for aquatic pollutants as part of regulatory compliance monitoring

8. Occurrence and health risk assessment of rare earth elements in the food chain

10. Chemical exposure concerns and how they relate to health- and environment-related decisions

11. Using phage to control opportunistic pathogens in drinking water distribution systems

12. The interaction between non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals and antibiotic resistance

13. The role of family environments to the development of cardiovascular health: an intergenerational perspective

14. Regulating the design and construction of nicotine and tobacco products

15. Health education interventions to increase smoking cessation among people from priority populations

Applicants must meet the requirements for admission into the UQ Graduate School PhD program ( Preferred education backgrounds for applicants are given under the project details at

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

Students will receive a living allowance valued at AUD$32,082 per annum (2018 rate, indexed annually) tax-free for three years with two possible six-month extensions in approved circumstances. For international students, the scholarship will include tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover. In addition, for all students, an allowance of $5,000 per annum will be available to cover travel, project or study related costs incurred in the course of their PhD candidature. The roles are full-time positions; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Please direct enquiries regarding the scholarships to Sharon Grant For enquiries regarding the PhD projects, please contact the lead supervisor (contact details at ).

Applications should be submitted through the UQ online application system ( Indicate your preferred project in the online application (enter the project name above in the 'Research project title' field) and the scholarship scheme name (QAEHS PhD Scholarship) where prompted.


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