Priority Clinical Centre for
CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

PhD and Masters Opportunities

The Priority Clinical Centre for Cardiovascular Health welcomes applications from prospective Masters and PhD students. To express your interest, please email your CV together with copies of your undergraduate transcripts and a brief statement of your research interests to stacey.wilks@newcastle.edu.au.

To be considered, you will need to have achieved excellent results in your undergraduate studies and satisfy the University's English proficiency requirement (overall IELTS score of 7 with no subtest less than 6.5).

Please see below for current opportunities -

Australian Rotary Health PhD Scholarship ‖ Priority Clinical Centre for Cardiovascular Health ‖ Applications close soon

A PhD Scholarship opportunity is available within the Priority Clinical Centre for Cardiovascular Health at the University of Newcastle with Professor Andrew Boyle.

Cardiac Fibrosis (scar tissue formation in the heart) is the final common pathway of every cardiac disease and is an enormous clinical problem with few treatments. This project will study a number of potential candidates for reversing cardiac fibrosis, including small molecules and stem cell therapies. The mechanism by which these can reverse scar formation or digest scar is not known, and our aim is to describe this mechanism and ultimately exploit this for therapeutic gain.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or have Permanent Resident Status.

To express your interest, please email your CV together with copies of your undergraduate transcripts and a brief statement of your research interests to Stacey Wilks (Centre Coordinator) stacey.wilks@newcastle.edu.au.