Funded PhD Opportunity Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre

Applications are invited for a PhD position to join The University of Queensland. Applications should be sent before June 12, 2019.

Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre (QCPRRC), Child Health Research Centre - The University of Queensland, Australia

We have an exciting fully-funded opportunity for an Australian or international Doctoral student to join the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research group at the University of Queensland. Students will be based in the research centre of Professor Roslyn Boyd at the state of the art in South Brisbane.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr Leanne Sakzewski, Professor Roslyn Boyd and Dr Sarah Reedman. The student will be funded by a PhD stipend awarded in conjunction with Dr Sakzewski's NHMRC Career Development Fellowship.

Professor Boyd's Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research group is internationally recognised as a leader in cerebral palsy research. Dr Sakzewski's research is focused on investigating novel interventions for children with cerebral palsy to improve motor and participation outcomes. The QCPRRC has strong links to clinical services in Queensland Health (Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Queensland Children's Hospital) which supports the recruitment and staffing of these two projects. QCPRRC is positioned within the Child Health Research Centre, UQ .

UQ ranks in the world's top universities, as measured by several key independent ranking, including the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (43), the US News Best Global Universities Rankings (45), QS World University Rankings (48), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (69). UQ again topped the nation in the prestigious Nature Index, and our Academic Ranking of World Universities result in the field of Life and Agricultural Sciences is the highest in Australia at 20.

A range of possible PhD projects are available across each of the clinical trials.

The successful applicant will belong to a multidisciplinary, international research team that has strong collaborations across Australia and internationally. These projects be embedded within one of two multi-site clinical trials. This doctoral training will be an ideal opportunity for both domestic and international science graduates who are planning a research career.

Prospective applicants will have a strong interest in occupational therapy and/or physiotherapy interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Careful consideration will be given to letters of recommendation from faculty members or research mentors who have close first-hand knowledge of the applicant's academic and research abilities.

A stipend valued at $27,082 per annum tax free for three and a half years, with a possible six-month extension, will be awarded to the successful applicant.

In addition the candidate will be eligible to apply for a PhD top up of $5000 per annum through the Centre for Research Excellence: Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network.

Queries and applications should be directed to Leanne Sakzewski ( To apply, please send your up-to-date curriculum vitae including names and contact details of two academic referees, and a brief statement of your research experience and interests (maximum 1 page). Please include 'PhD opportunity' in the subject line.


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