Current vacancies

A number of exciting opportunities are currently available across the country. Apply now, to work with Australian Genomics Health Alliance (AGHA), or in roles with AGHA partners.

AGHA PhD Awards 2017

Closing date for applications: June 1, 2017

The partners of Australian Genomics Health Alliance (AGHA) share a commitment to building the capacity of clinical genomics in Australia and supporting the evolution of the next generation of the genomic workforce.

Top-up scholarship awards of $10,000 per annum for three years (commencing 2017), will be extended to high-achieving students, who have successfully attracted PhD scholarships (e.g. The Australian Postgraduate Award), however applications for full scholarships will be considered. Applications are invited from across AGHA for PhD projects administered through our partner institutions, and supervised by at least one AGHA Investigator.

The AGHA PhD awards will be directed to projects that are well aligned with the goals of AGHA. Projects that involve collaborative engagement across AGHA Programs and Flagships will be prioritised.

Applications are now open until June 1, 2017! For more information, and an application form, contact: australian.genomics@mcri.edu.au

Other PhD opportunities

1. The Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) (Macquarie University), and Australian Genomics Health Alliance (AGHA) have a scholarship available for a PhD student to undertake a theory-based process evaluation to explore the key mechanisms behind successful implementation of genomic sequencing (Project: 'Genomics implementation 1'). The AIHI Behaviour Change Stream has collaborated with AGHA to design this project.

Find more information and apply at the Macquarie University website.

2. The Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) (Macquarie University), and Australian Genomics Health Alliance (AGHA) have a scholarship available for a PhD student to undertake research with the general public and recipients of genomic sequencing in the existing AGHA flagships, with a view to identify perceptions and experiences relating to the implementation of genomic sequencing in healthcare organisations. (Project: 'Genomics Implementation 2').

Find more information and apply at the Macquarie University website.

3. Australian Genomics Health Alliance (AGHA) has a PhD project available under its Program 4 research area 'Genomics Workforce, Education and Ethics'. The PhD scholar will undertake a project aimed at investigating the patient experience of participants of the diagnostic flagships of AGHA. This project would ideally suit a candidate with interest/experience in genetic counselling, ethics, psychology and/or social sciences. The project will use mixed-methods approaches (quantitative and qualitative), and will work with the Program 4 team to develop data collection tools including interview questions and surveys. These tools will be informed by existing literature, expert input and a small sample of initial interviews. The outcomes from the project intend to inform future patient management in genomic medicine.

Go to the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute website for more information, and to apply.