RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

PhD Opportunities

Sydney Neuro-Oncology Group PhD Scholarships

The Sydney Neuro-Oncology Group is devoted to improving outcomes for patients affected by brain cancer through education, support and research. The research is aimed at advancing our understanding of the disorder, their diagnosis and treatments. The research unit is located within the Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory, Kolling Institute, University of Sydney on the Royal North Shore Hospital campus.

The recent acquisition of a state-of-the-art pre-clinical image-guided irradiator has led to opportunities for cross-disciplinary pre-clinical research projects in radiation and radiation therapy alone or in combination with other therapeutic modalities.

Applicants must be Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia, or New Zealand citizens holding a Special Category Visa.

Two PhD scholarships are available, each valued at $35,000 p.a. (tax exempt) for three years.

For further information regarding these Scholarships please contact Dr Viive Howell, Laboratory Research Director, email: viive.howell@sydney.edu.au or telephone: 9926 4758

Medical Physics Honours Scholarships

The Radiation Oncology Medical Physics (ROMP) research group at Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres offers a scholarship to undergraduate students studying physics and undertaking a Medical Physics Honours project with the research team.

This research team consists of a number of research physicists together with involvement from clinical medical physicists, research students and collaborations with universities and other hospitals. Our major research project is the development of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Linear Accelerator (MRI-linac). This is one of only a few other similar developments worldwide and will enable real time imaging of patient anatomy during radiotherapy treatment and the potential of improved cancer targeting and a reduction in treatment side effects. Other research areas include; medical imaging, radiobiology, treatment planning, novel radiation dosimetry, magnetic resonance imaging, electronic portal imaging, big data and clinical trials.

The establishment of these scholarships is supported by the South Western Sydney Cancer Services Research Executive.

The intention is to encourage high quality students to enter the area of Medical Physics and to further research collaborations between the ROMP department and universities. Research projects will be available at both Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres and the Ingham Institute and will be integrated with the research aims of the ROMP department and the university requirements.

The scholarship is for $5,000 for one year and one new honours scholarship may be offered each year, however the number of successful scholarship applications awarded in any given year may vary.

Application information for the following year’s scholarship will be circulated to students from August of each year and applications will close on 1 November each year.

For further information please contact Dr. Michael Jameson, Physicist, Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre, at michael.jameson@sswahs.nsw.gov.au.

School of Physics Honours Information Lunch will be held on Monday 11 September 2017 at 1.00 pm in SNH Seminar room 4001

University of Sydney Scholarships

The Scholarships and Financial Support Service administers scholarships, student loans, bursaries, and prizes for undergraduates, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research students.

There are over 700 scholarship schemes on offer and each year and the University of Sydney gives out over $65 million in scholarships, not taking into consideration prizes or college and sporting scholarships.

Student loans and bursaries assist students who may experience financial difficulties. This assistance is not intended to provide ongoing income support or payment of fees, but to help in emergencies and to supplement other income.

We invite you to take your time and have a look at what opportunities are available. Don’t forget to check out the Now Open section.

As competition for scholarships is high please look at the application closing dates re the link listed below.

http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/research/