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.

Medical Physics PhD Scholarships

The Radiation Oncology Medical Physics (ROMP) research group at Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres is seeking high quality students to join their research team.

This research group consists of a number of research physicists together with involvement from a number of clinical medical physicists, a number of research students and collaborations with a number of university and hospital based physicists. Within the radiation oncology department there is also an internationally recognised radiation oncology research group and two research radiation therapists. Our major research project is the development of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Linear Accelerator (MRI-linac). This is one of only 2 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. This and associated projects will be the focus of our research work over coming years. To take advantage of this facility and to strengthen our research group as we work towards the implementation of this facility, it is vital that high calibre students are involved in our research.

To ensure that this is achieved a series of university student scholarships are available. 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.

The establishment of these scholarships is supported by the South Western Sydney Cancer Services Research Executive, the Director of Medical Physics, the Director of Radiation Oncology, and the Director of CCORE.

Eligibility:
Students are ineligible to apply if their base scholarship funding is already provided via the Radiation Oncology Medical Physics (ROMP) research group at Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres.

Value:
Each scholarship is for $5,000 for 1 year with likelihood of continuation for up to 3.5 years for a PHD candidature. Up to 2 new PhD scholarships may be offered each year, however the number of successful scholarship applications awarded in any given year may vary at the discretion of the Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre Medical Physics research group.

PhD students may be required to apply for other scholarships opportunities as they arise.

Payment of the Scholarship:
The payment of the scholarships will be made through the university.

The PhD scholarships will be paid as ‘top-up’ scholarships adding to the regular payments the student receives.

Application Process
Applications for the following years scholarships will be circulated from August of each year. Application forms will need to be completed.

The applications for these will be evaluated by the ROMP department in consultation with the Universities and the successful applicants will be informed by mid December of the year in question.

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

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/