PhD scholarship: Discovery and development of novel PET imaging agents for osteosarcoma

Summary

Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Health and Behavioural Sciences, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value Scholarship value $34,013 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances
Opening date 1 June 2020
Closing date 30 June 2020

Description

The Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology (CIBIT) is seeking a high-achieving graduate student to undertake postgraduate research into the development and application of novel molecular imaging methodologies. We have exciting opportunities to work with world leading academic researchers and industrial partners focused on the development and translation of new molecular imaging diagnostics and therapeutics to the clinic. In particular, the project will use a comparative oncology approach to characterise radiolabelled imaging agents as potential diagnostics and therapeutics for canine osteosarcoma.

Applicants should have a background in medical imaging and experience in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, radiochemistry or pharmaceutical chemistry is highly desirable. Applicants must be highly motivated and willing to learn different aspects of PET imaging.

Successful students will have the opportunity to undertake internships with our industry partners.

CIBIT is a multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Advanced Imaging and partners in the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical industry. The purpose of this national Centre is to provide research training in the development and application of novel diagnostics, therapeutics and theranostics (combined therapeutics and diagnostics) in conjunction with industry partners.

CIBIT’s research encompasses two major themes; this project will be specifically related to Theme 1: Diagnostics, therapeutics and theranostics for Precision Medicine in cancer.

Further details can be found on the CIBIT website.

The Centre for Advanced Imaging

The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI), a strategic initiative of The University of Queensland, is a leading imaging research facility in Australia, and one of a handful in the world. It brings together the skills of a critical mass of researchers and state-of-the-art, world- or Australian-first imaging research instruments including NMR, EPR, MRI, PET, CT, optical imaging and an on-site cyclotron and radiochemistry facilities. CAI hosts the largest Node of the National Imaging Facility (NIF).

CAI conducts research across the spectrum from development of new imaging technologies, analysis of molecular structure, synthesis of MRI and PET biomarkers targeting fundamental biological processes to studies of major diseases affecting a range of organ systems, through to imaging economically significant agricultural animals and plant material, minerals and construction materials.

A multidisciplinary, cohesive student community have come together from all over the globe to CAI to undertake research training.  The Centre has an active student association (STAC) that provides many opportunities for networking and professional development, a supportive mentoring structure that will enhance personal and professional growth, an annual symposium and a well-attended weekly seminar program which attracts high profile National and International speakers.

Further details on the Centre for Advanced Imaging and ongoing research can be found on CAI’s website.

CAI is committed to supporting the career growth of female researchers and have a number of initiatives to support females in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our CAI Women in Imaging website.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, please email the following documents to Professor David Reutens (administrator@cibit.org.au

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Academic transcript/s
  • Evidence for meeting UQ's English language proficiency requirements eg TOEFL, IELTS

Please note the following: Submitting the above documents does not constitute a full application for admission into The University of Queensland's PhD program. If you are selected as the preferred applicant, you will then be invited to submit a full application for admission. You can familiarise yourself with the documents required for this process on the Future Student's website.

The information you provide in your application is collected for the purposes of (1) assessing your eligibility for this scholarship, (2) selecting scholarship recipients, and (3) administration of the scholarship. The University of Queensland will disclose the information you provide to CIBIT for the stated purposes. The University will not otherwise disclose the information to a third party without your consent, unless such disclosure is authorised or required by law.  For further information, please refer to the University’s Privacy Management Policy at http://ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/1.60.02-privacy-management

Applications are closed.

Contact

Professor David Reutens
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Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.