Location University of Queensland, Queensland Brain Institute
Discipline
App. deadline 25/06/2017
Funding
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Australian residents only

PhD Student Positions in Neuroscience

Queensland Brain Institute

Established in 2003, the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) is situated on the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland (UQ). It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders, working across a range of disciplines, who are focused on discovering the fundamental mechanisms that regulate brain development and function in health and disease.

Over the past decade QBI has become known as one of the world's leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in the 2010, 2012 and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this.

QBI is seeking exceptional and highly motivated PhD candidates to undertake full-time neuroscience research, and we invite expressions of interest from interested persons to apply for PhD positions at the Institute.

The role

Successful applicants will enroll in UQ's PhD program and will become part of a growing team of researchers and students studying neuroscience at QBI. With access to world class research facilities, candidates will have the opportunity to develop their career in a multidisciplinary collaborative research environment.

The person

Expressions of interest are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic Australian and international candidates.

Candidates will have a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in one of the following areas: neuroscience, molecular biology, bioscience, psychology, genetics, physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or a related discipline; and be eligible for UQ scholarship consideration.

QBI is looking for candidates who can demonstrate:

  • excellent academic performance during tertiary study evidenced by a high Grade Point Average(GPA);
  • a high level of commitment to developing their skills as a researcher to conduct high quality neuroscience research;
  • they are excellent team players; and
  • possession of strong communication skills.
Previous research publication output in peer reviewed international journals is highly desirable.

Applicants must fulfil the PhD admission criteria for The University of Queensland, including English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements, and demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research. For further information on the entry requirements for a UQ research higher degree, please visit the UQ Graduate School website. Successful applicants must accept and commence within 6 months of receiving an award.

Remuneration

Selected prospective students will receive assistance to apply for University living allowance and tuition fee scholarships. The current living allowance rate is AUD$26,682 per annum (2017 rate, indexed annually) tax-free for three years plus two possible extensions of up to 6 months each in approved circumstances (conditions apply). A top-up scholarship (AUD$5,000 per annum) may be available to the successful candidate. For further detailed information about UQ scholarships refer to: https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/scholarships.

Enquiries

Please review the research areas, and available PhD project information, for QBI Group Leaders and make direct contact with a Group Leader working in an area of greatest interest to you. When emailing your chosen Group Leader, provide your detailed academic resume (including publications and links to published articles in peer reviewed journals), and complete tertiary academic records (including GPA scores/grades, and grading scale details). The Group Leader will work with you to develop your application for submission to QBI.

Please DO NOT use the Apply button below to submit your EOI, or apply online via the UQ Graduate School until you have been supported by an Advisor and the QBI student office has provided you with detailed information about applying.

Expression of Interest Closing Date:

25 June 2017 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time



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Further Information / Application Enquiries

Ms Janet Voight
07 3346 6401