Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility. Our work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Baker IDI has facilities located in Melbourne, Adelaide, Singapore and Central Australia.
Baker IDI Central Australia (http://www.bakeridi.edu.au/research/indigenous/) was established in Alice Springs, Northern Territory in 2007 to support research, training and health service delivery aimed at improving the health of Indigenous Australians.
Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship based at Baker IDI Central Australia, funded by the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease, and Bellberry Limited, an Australian provider of independent ethics review. The scholarship is being provided to engage a PhD student in supporting the CRE's mission: to understand and address inequalities in the burden of heart disease in populations vulnerable to a range of factors that lead to poorer health outcomes.
The PhD project will be based on ongoing research related to the CRE's activities, and may include studies and clinical trials relating to the management of heart disease (heart failure, coronary artery disease, rheumatic heart disease) and other related conditions affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Suitable candidates will work with Baker IDI researchers to refine their PhD project utilising expertise across Baker IDI sites.
Whilst the position will be based at Baker IDI Central Australia, there will be opportunities across other Baker IDI sites, including collaboration with Baker IDI Melbourne and national/international partners.
The agreed project will likely require travel to Central Australian remote communities as well as interstate. For health care providers, where possible, Baker IDI will facilitate opportunities to continue limited clinical work.
To apply for this scholarship or to obtain further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must include a current resume with academic transcripts and details of 3 professional referees quoting reference number (GMS01)
Teri Ball, Human Resources
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
03 8532 1111 or 03 8532 1736