Work and study with us


Would you like to make a difference to Australia’s greatest health challenge?

If you would like to work with some of Australia’s leading and internationally respected researchers, policy makers and practitioners in prevention, you may be interested in working with the Prevention Centre.

We are an NHMRC Partnership Centre, bringing together prevention researchers and decision-makers to better understand what works and what doesn’t to prevent lifestyle-related chronic health problems.

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre offers opportunities for careers and study at both the coordinating centre in Sydney and with our partners and research projects based in other organisations.

 

Would you like to make a difference to Australia’s greatest health challenge?

If you would like to work with some of Australia’s leading and internationally respected researchers, policy makers and practitioners in prevention, you may be interested in working with the Prevention Centre.

We are an NHMRC Partnership Centre, bringing together prevention researchers and decision-makers to better understand what works and what doesn’t to prevent lifestyle-related chronic health problems.

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre offers opportunities for careers and study at both the coordinating centre in Sydney and with our partners and research projects based in other organisations.

 

Study with Australia’s leaders in chronic disease prevention research

Three PhD scholarships with The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

Full time, $30,000 per annum

Would you like to make a difference to the way we prevent chronic disease in Australia? If you are an outstanding graduate who wants to undertake ground-breaking research with some of Australia’s leading and internationally respected researchers in prevention, apply now for a PhD scholarship with The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre.

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre was established in 2013 as an NHMRC Partnership Centre for Better Health. The Prevention Centre’s research focus is on building an effective, efficient and equitable system for the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease. Through our national partnerships, we aim to bring prevention researchers and decision-makers together to better inform policy and program decision making about what works in preventing chronic disease.

About the scholarships

The Prevention Centre is offering three PhD Scholarships at $30,000 per annum (tax exempt and indexed annually) for three years subject to satisfactory progress.

It is anticipated that students will commence in Semester 1, 2019.

Supervision will be provided by at least two senior researchers as follows:

  • A Prevention Centre researcher – a senior investigator who is undertaking a current project through the Prevention Centre
  • A researcher at an affiliated academic institution where the student will be enrolled. The affiliated academic institution can be any university in Australia.

We are interested in projects that are in line with our research focus, as well as projects which include issues specific to rural and remote areas of Australia, as well as high-risk and vulnerable populations.

About you

We are seeking candidates with a background in public health, social science, health policy, evidence synthesis or health communication. We encourage applicants to apply from both an academic and policy background.

Candidates must hold a relevant first- or second-class Honours degree or Master’s Degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent research experience.

Strong communication skills and the ability to think critically and analytically are essential.

Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents are eligible to apply.

How to apply

We encourage candidates to read more about our work and connect with our investigators to discuss proposed ideas. As part of the application, candidates will be asked to provide a brief proposal outline which they will have discussed with a Prevention Centre investigator. Our research projects and contact details of our investigators can be found on this website.

Closing date for applications is 21 December 2018.

For more information and an application pack, please contact Emma Slaytor, Associate Director, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre on emma.slaytor@saxinstitute.org.au or (02) 9188 9575.