PhD Scholarship in Blood Synergy Research
Monash University

PhD Top-Up or Scholarship in Blood Synergy Research Program in Transfusion Medicine

Job No.: 621007

Location: 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: A stipend of up to $42,000 per annum is available for 3 years, which may be converted to top-up funding if candidates receive a university or national PhD scholarship. Additional support also available for project resources and conference attendance.

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  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

The Opportunity:

We are seeking expressions of interest from candidates who wish to apply for a PhD in the Blood Synergy research program. More than one position is potentially available. Part-time enrolment will be considered.

Your PhD research will form part of the Blood Synergy program of research that focuses on improving patient outcomes and making better use of blood products. Research projects must align with the objectives of the Blood Synergy, and specialise in blood transfusion in one of the following target areas: critical bleeding, critical illness, or blood diseases.

The Blood Synergy is a clinical research program funded by an NHMRC Synergy grant, and is focused on addressing Australia’s national transfusion priorities to deliver safer and more appropriate transfusion support for patients, help guide better stewardship of national blood supplies, and reduce costs to the community. Our research encompasses observational studies, meta-analyses and systematic reviews, registries, and interventional clinical trials, to provide evidence that informs blood policy and practice both within Australia, and internationally.

The Blood Synergy team is an alliance of national and international leaders in transfusion medicine and its related disciplines, as well as health economics. Our investigators are affiliated with universities and other organisations across Australia. The program is managed by the Transfusion Research Unit (TRU) in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, in partnership with the Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC RC), and the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at Monash Business School.

The project: Blood is a precious natural resource, and adequate supplies of safe blood products are a critical element of our national health system, and fundamental to modern healthcare. Blood transfusions are required by a range of patient groups, including those suffering major haemorrhage, through to the critically ill in intensive care, and those with a range of blood diseases.

Your project will provide new evidence to optimise blood product use in clinical practice in Australia by addressing evidence gaps that still exist around how blood is used, what the clinical outcomes are, patient and clinician preferences, and costs. Dependent on your prior clinical or research experience, and areas of interest, the project will be tailored to focus on patient blood management and health economics in either prehospital, trauma, critical care or blood diseases.   

Selection criteria:

Applications are invited from candidates with a background in medicine or clinical sciences, and an interest in haematology, transfusion medicine, critical care, emergency/trauma, surgery, and/or health economics.

Interested applicants should refer to the PhD entry requirements:

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check. 

How to apply – Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

To be considered, interested candidates will need to submit an EOI via email to by August 1st.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Please include the following:

  1. Brief cover letter (<300 words) detailing your relevant experience and interests
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Academic transcripts


Dr Karina Brady, Blood Synergy Program Manager:

Closing Date

Thursday 1 August 2021, 11:55pm AEST

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