Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, invites applications for the 2014/15 scholarships. The University has been awarded $5.75M from Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISTRE) for the establishment of a Collaborative Research Network (CRN) in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport, the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute and the University of Sydney. The CRN for Advancing Exercise & Sports Science will apply interdisciplinary research platforms including genomics to explore key research questions in exercise and sports science.

Specifications

Applications are now open for PhD scholarships, for commencement in 2014, for the following areas:

  •  Intensity, Duration of Exercise Adaptation: Investigating the molecular processes underlying human adaptation to exercise. The student will be enrolled at Bond University.
    Contact: Professor Roger Hughes: [email protected]
  •  The genetics of exercise induced injuries, tendon & bone: Investigating phenotypic and genetic data to detect genetic polymorphisms that may indicate an increased risk of, or protection from, tendon and bone injury in runners. The student will be enrolled at Bond University and based at the Australian Institute of Sport- Canberra
    Contact: Professor Roger Hughes: [email protected]
  •  Genomic determinants of muscle performance in health and disease: Investigating determinants of muscle performance (power and endurance) in cohorts of high performance athletes, and correlated with similar measures in cohorts of elderly individuals. A background in bioinformatics or statistical genetics with computer programming skills will be essential. The student will be based at University of Queensland Diamantina Institute.
    Contact: Dr Paul Leo: [email protected]
  •  Genomic predictors of musculoskeletal injury and relationship to osteoporosis and osteoarthritis: Investigating genetic determinants of risk of tendon injury (Achilles tendinitis) and stress fracture in young to middle-aged athletes, including their contribution to osteoporosis and osteoarthritis in older age cohorts. A background in bioinformatics or statistical genetics with computer programming skills will be essential. The student will be based at University of Queensland Diamantina Institute.
    Contact: Dr Paul Leo: [email protected]

Worth of Award:  The PhD scholarship provides a living allowance of AUD $ 25, 392 per annum (tax exempt) for three years, paid as a fortnightly stipend whilst undertaking a PhD.

Eligibility

  • Each PhD project will require the students to actively collaborate with staff and students at CRN partner organisations, the Diamantina Institute (University of Queensland; UQDI), the Australian institute of Sport (Canberra) and the University of Sydney.
  • The successful applicants must have an Australian bachelor’s degree with first class honours or an equivalent, and be intending to enrol full-time in a PhD program for commencement in 2014.
  • The scholarships are available to all applicants of exceptional research potential, both domestic and international.

How to Apply

  • Enquiries, completed applications and referee reports should be directed to [email protected]
  • Further details regarding the PhD scholarships, including application forms, guidelines and referee reports are available from [email protected]

Deadline: Applications close 5.00pm, Monday, February 10.

  • Please note that the closing date of Monday February 10  is not the official closing date for applications. This date is the last date that applicants may request application forms and guidelines for the PhD’s available.

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