PhD Scholarships in Biomedical Research
University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine

PhD Scholarships in Biomedical Research


Job no:507339

Area:UQ Diamantina Institute

Salary (FTE):UQ Scholarship (RTP Rate)NON-BANDED ($27,596.00 - $27,596.00)

Work type:Full Time - Scholarship

Location: Brisbane

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute


The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) was established in 2007 and forms a major research centre within the Faculty of Medicine. The aim of the Institute is to develop a better understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of disease, and to translate that understanding into practical outcomes for patients. Based at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital teaching campus in Brisbane, the Institute has more than 300 researchers and students who work closely with clinicians in the areas of cancer, immunology and genomic medicine. Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the UQDI web site at The University of Queensland is a member of the Go8 group of the leading research-intensive Australian universities and is consistently rated in the top 100 universities worldwide.

The role


Multiple - Category 1 project grant fully funded PhD scholarships


Undertaking your Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at UQDI will provide you with the foundations for a career in biomedical research. You will be mentored by world leading researchers, and you will have the opportunity to translate your discoveries into new treatments for patients.


UQDI has a number of fully funded PhD scholarships available for award to outstanding applicants. Specific projects and supervisor contact information are listed at – UQDI PhD Scholarships.


For additional information regarding the projects please contact the relevant chief investigator.

The person


Expressions of Interest are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic, international and domestic, science or medical graduates ideally with a background in either biomedicine, genomics, bioinformatics, computational biology or any other relevant scientific discipline. Candidates will have a first-class Honours degree, a research masters degree, a coursework masters with a relevant research component, or equivalent degree, and should be eligible for UQ scholarship consideration.


Applicants must fulfil the PhD admission criteria for the University of Queensland, including meeting English language requirements, and demonstrating excellent capacity and potential for research. Demonstrated research capacity (research outputs such as publications or conference presentations) will be highly regarded.


For further information on entry requirements, please visit



Selected prospective international and domestic students will receive the equivalent to the 2019 Research Training Program (RTP) living allowance stipend rate is AUD$27,596 per annum (indexed annually) for three years with two possible extensions of up to 6 months each in approved circumstances (conditions apply).  For further information on scholarships refer to:


Applicants who hold external scholarship funding are also welcome to apply.



All enquires and applications regarding individual projects should be initially directed to the respective chief investigator listed in the linked Research Projects document or contact


All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter - Including the project title and chief investigator; complete official tertiary academic transcripts (with grades/GPA scores, and official grading scale details) and award certificates (testamurs); and a detailed academic resume/CV.


For further information on please see our research themes at


For information regarding UQ PhD scholarships to support Category 1 project grants please visit the UQ scholarships information page - Scholarship Cat 1 project grant. For additional information about entering the UQ PhD program and for the full terms and conditions, please visit the UQ Graduate School website at Please note that at this stage of the process you do not need to complete the online application for admission form, potential applicants must apply directly to the project chief investigator.


Advertised: 10 Apr 2019

Applications close: 08 May 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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