A unique opportunity exists for a PhD student to undertake a human research project in the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre at the University of Newcastle

PhD Scholarship in Clinical Nutrition opportunity

Wednesday, 6 January 2016


A unique opportunity exists for a PhD student to undertake a human research project in the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre at the University of Newcastle, under the supervision of Professor Peter Howe and Dr Rachel Wong.

The student will learn non-invasive techniques to assess circulatory function in both systemic and cerebral vessels and will participate in an ongoing program of human intervention trials conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice to evaluate circulatory benefits of supplementation with specific bioactive nutrients.

We have a number of industry-funded projects available that will investigate the efficacy of bioactive nutrients on cardiometabolic function, brain function, cognition and mood in subclinical population groups (e.g. ageing, hypertension, obesity, diabetes).

Qualification requirements

Applicants will have a Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with a research qualification equivalent to hons 1 level in a field related to human physiology or psychology or nutrition. Experience in conducting clinical trials is desirable.

A stipend equivalent to the Federal APA award is available for domestic students ($25,849 p.a., 2015 rate, for three years). Scholars will be eligible to apply for a 6 month extension; approval will be dependent on academic progress. Top-up scholarships are also available for students found to be competitive for Federal (APA) or internal (University of Newcastle) awards.

Contact

Forward a copy of your CV and academic transcript to:

Dr Rachel Wong - rachel.wong@newcastle.edu.au

Applications close 31 March 2016

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