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.
Applications are now open until June 1, 2017! For more information, and an application form, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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').
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.