PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Implementation research to improve health and social outcomes
The George Institute is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:
- Find better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
- Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
- Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit our website to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.
We currently have a scholarship available for a suitably qualified candidate to undertake a 3 year, full-time PhD. The George Institute hosts a thriving program for PhD students, including development opportunities as well as exposure to some of the world’s leading research minds in the field of noncommunicable disease research.
The George Institute's Centre for Health Systems Science houses the process evaluation program that cuts across three domains of 'Healthier Societies, Better Treatments, Better Care" of TGI's strategy 2025. This program seeks to use implementation science and innovative methodology, to improve health and social outcomes, with a key focus on translation into practice and policy
The successful candidate will develop a PhD project in implementation research that seeks to co-design with end-users a suite of sustainable and people-centred, evidence-based interventions that would fit local context. The work would involve working closely with international interdisciplinary collaborations. Interventions include (though not limited to) salt reduction strategies, use of fixed dose cardiovascular combinations, digital health interventions, and require in-depth understanding of health system complexities in different country settings.
Dr Huei Ming Liu Senior Research Fellow, Process evaluation (Lead)
Professor Stephen Jan Co-Director of the Centre of Health Systems Science
We are seeking candidates with a background in social science, medicine, health policy, or public health. Candidates should have an excellent knowledge of and experiences in health systems research and be open to the use of mixed methods. The candidate should also have strong communication skills, ability to engage with diverse stakeholders as the project will require interviews with academic, health, industry, and government stakeholders. It is essential that candidates have a strong academic background and demonstrate a keen interest in research in public health and global health.
Candidates must hold a relevant first or second-class Honours degree or Master’s Degree, or be able to demonstrate equivalent research experience.
Strong communication skills and the ability to think critically and analytically are essential.
Please note, only Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents are eligible to apply.
The Centre for Health Systems Science is offering one PhD Scholarship at $30,000 per annum (tax exempt and indexed annually) for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.
Applications must include a cover letter (requirements below), current CV, copy of academic transcripts, proof of citizenship or permanent residency, and the names and contact details of at least two referees.
Please detail in your cover letter:
- Why you are interested in this opportunity
- Your prior experience in health systems research
Closing Date - Sunday 17th October 2021
If you are interested in undertaking this research project and require further information, please contact Dr Huei Ming Liu on +61 2 8052 4588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Type of career: Postgraduate opportunities
City: Newtown, Sydney
Application close date: 17/10/2021