The University of Newcastle, Australia

Ph.D. Scholarship Available in Translational Stroke Research

Closing Date: 10 April 2020


PhD Scholarship

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to undertake a research project in the translational stroke research laboratory at the University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia. We invite applications from motivated domestic and international graduates to undertake a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) to investigate cutting-edge therapies for selectively increasing leptomeningeal collateral blood flow to the ischaemic brain during stroke.

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to undertake a research project in the translational stroke research laboratory at the University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia. We invite applications from motivated domestic and international graduates to undertake a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) to investigate cutting-edge therapies for selectively increasing leptomeningeal collateral blood flow to the ischaemic brain during stroke. These projects will be carried out at the University of Newcastle as part of the Translational Stroke Research Group, under the supervision of Dr Daniel Beard and Professor Neil Spratt. Students will develop a very broad range of technical skills including preclinical stroke models, advanced microsurgical skills, and cerebral blood flow imaging. They will join a team undertaking an array of preclinical and clinical research in this field and will have access to cutting-edge laboratory equipment, exceptional mentoring opportunities, international collaborations and a rich research environment at the University of Newcastle

PhD Scholarship details

Funding: The successful applicant will be supported by a scholarship for three years at $28,092 p.a. (indexed annually). Top-up scholarships are potentially available for suitable candidates. If the successful candidate is an international student, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is provided to Stipend international scholars for the duration of their student visa and any approved upgrade to the scholar’s program. Where the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) is extended on the basis of an extension to candidature, the scholar will be liable for any additional OSHC costs. International candidates also receive relocation allowance of $1,500 as a once off lump sum payment.

Supervisor: Dr Daniel Beard and Professor Neil Spratt

Available to: Domestic and International students

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Eligibility Criteria

We are seeking applications from individuals who have completed, or are shortly expected to complete, an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science, Medicine or an equivalent degree. Experience in research methodology is desirable. Strong proficiency in English is essential – applicant must meet the University of Newcastle’s English Proficiency Policy. The successful applicant must be able to commence into the program by 31 December 2020 at the latest.

Please also refer to the minimum eligibility criteria for admission.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send an email expressing their interest, including scanned evidence of their academic transcript, CV, and documented evidence of English proficiency. These documents should be emailed to translational.stroke.group@gmail.com by 5pm, Friday 10th April 2020.

All applicants will receive automated confirmation that the documents have been received. Applicant short listing will occur by 24th April 2020 with successful applicants being notified by 8th May 2020. Processing of documentation by the University of Newcastle (UoN) will take a minimum of two months prior to an offer of enrolment being issued.

Note the UoN will require colour copies or certified copies of the successful applicant’s academic transcript, evidence of citizenship and other required documents and payment of the Student Services Amenities Fee prior to an official Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) being issued. After the CoE has been issued, international students must apply to the Australian Government for a student travel visa that will allow them to enter the country to undertake their PhD.

Please send the email expressing interest to translational.stroke.group@gmail.com by 5pm on 10 April 2020.

Applications Close 10 April 2020


Contact Dr Daniel Beard and Professor Neil Spratt
Phone 02 49217402
Email translational.stroke.group@gmail.com

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