Scholarship Opportunity: Sodium reduction and cardio-metabolic outcomes
An opportunity for a prestigious UNSW Scientia PhD scholarships in public health research at The George Institute for Global Health, comprising:
- $40,000 per annum stipend for four years (tax free)
- Tuition fees covered for the full 4-year period (for international and local students)
- Coaching and mentoring as part of your highly personalized career and leadership development plan
- Up to $10,000 each year to build your career and support your international research collaborations.
This proposal will be built on the current large-scale cluster randomised controlled trial in China: The Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS). SSaSS seeks to evaluate the effects of sodium reduction on the risk of stroke amongst 21,000 rural participants. SSaSS utilises a novel approach to trial conduct by accessing the China New Rural Co-operative Medical Scheme and National Mortality Surveillance System. The primary objectives of this project are to validate the routinely collected data system in China, and further to determine the effect of the sodium reduction on the broader cardio-metabolic outcomes through the routinely collected datasets.
Candidates with excellent epidemiology and statistical skills (or the potential to develop these skills) will be ideal. The candidate should also have strong communication skills and ability to engage with diverse stakeholder as the project will require extensive collaboration between academic and government sectors for routinely collected data.
The supervisory team is Bruce Neal, The George Institute for Global Health, Maoyi Tian, The George Institute for Global Health, Sallie Pearson, Centre for Big Data Research in Health
Please submit your applications via the UNSW website:
The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of UNSW’s dedication to harnessing our cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. The Scientia Scheme is targeted in that applicants apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team and application is by nomination.
To learn more about the Scientia PhD scholarship, click here: http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/?interest=scholarships
Type of career: Postgraduate opportunities
Application close date: 20/07/2018