PhD scholarship: Novel complementary diagnostics for improved therapeutics/theranostics


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Engineering and Computing, Medicine, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $34,013 per annum (2020 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances
Opening date 26 August 2020
Closing date 23 September 2020


A PhD studentship is available, commencing January 2021 based at the Centre for Advanced Imaging. This studentship is one of four being offered by The University of Queensland and the University of Nottingham and will include a research exchange programme.

The studentship will deliver significant improvements in medical imaging/treatment by the co‑application of a range of biomedical imaging modalities. Development themes include: contrast agents, imaging methods/apparatus, therapeutics delivery and clinical translation.

The scholarship host will be the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology (CIBIT), a multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers at the University’s Centre for Advanced Imaging and Medical Technologies, and pharmaceutical industry partners.

CIBIT is based at The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI), a strategic initiative of The University of Queensland, which 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.


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 apply for admission and scholarship, follow this link. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘CIBIT THURECHT’ in the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A working knowledge of chemistry, engineering, physics, biology or other related scientific disciplines would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

Applications are closed.


Professor Kristofer Thurecht
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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.