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New Industry and Defence Related Health Research Programs for MRI Radiographers - QUT/TRI MRI Scholarships
Posted 30th September 2015

QUT and the Australian Translational Research Institute (TRI) wish to recruit three radiographers to join multidisciplinary teams undertaking industry and defence-related health projects. The radiographers will be offered a stipend, which includes an industry-related loading, to undertake clinical data collection whilst at the same time undertaking a full-time doctoral (PhD) program or a Master of Applied Science (Research) program (with the intention of articulating to the PhD) through the QUT’s Faculty of Health. 

The research programs, which have extensive multidisciplinary teams in place, include:

  • Deregulation in the breast tissues of women carrying the BRCA1 And or BRCA2 gene mutations (MRI and 2D MR spectroscopy). Supervisors: Professors Mountford, Malycha, Santamaria and Bennett.
  • The effect of PTSD, blast injury and chronic pain on the brain (MRI (fMRI, SWI, DTI) and 2D MR spectroscopy). Supervisors: Professors Mountford, Young, Vickers,
  • Cardiac mapping by new MR methods. Supervisors: Professors Galloway, Hamilton- Craig, Ng and Wang
  • Metabolic studies of renal function in diabetes: Professors Galloway and Forbes
  • Development of new MR capacity to monitor neuroplasticity in the human brain. Supervisors: Professors Mountford and Galloway

A valuable component of this doctoral program is the new TRI educational program aimed at preparing the graduates for interface with industry and business and includes intellectual property (IP), company structure, fiduciary responsibilities, business planning, grant writing, as well as a sound education in editorial policies and scientific legal responsibilities. In particular, you will have the opportunity to interface with the TRI’s commercial partners, including Siemens Healthcare.

Financial Support

Stipend: $60,000 per annum fixed rate non-taxable scholarship.

Note: This opportunity is only available to full-time applicants.

Length of funding: 18 months for the Master of Applied Science (Research) program and three years for the PhD with the possibility of a 6 month extension in certain circumstances.

Application Process

Candidates should complete an application for admission to a PhD or the Master of Applied Science (Research) program at QUT quoting ‘QUT/TRI MRI Scholarship’. To apply please visit: https://www.qut.edu.au/study/applying/phd-and-research-degree-applications

Closing Date: Positions will be filled progressively. Applications will be accepted until all three positions are filled, or until 21 December.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel comprising staff from QUT’s Faculty of Health and the Translational Research Institute. Applicants will need to be accredited by Queensland Health as radiographers immediately on commencement of their studies.

Further Information

For further information about the New Industry and Defence Related Health Research Programs please contact Professor Carolyn Mountford (carolyn.mountford@tri.edu.au) or Emma Lee on 07 3443 7715.

AIR Secretariat Closed on Friday 2 October
Posted 30th September 2015


The AIR Secretariat will be closed on Friday 2 October for the AFL Grand Final Public Holiday. Normal operations will resume on Monday 5 October.

Technical issues: Spectrum Online
Posted 29th September 2015


We apologise for recent disruption to access to Spectrum Online. We have been informed by our IT developers that the problem will be rectified today, Tuesday 29 September.

Diagnostic Imaging Post-Graduate Scholarship and the Diagnostic Imaging SPP Scholarship
Posted 21st September 2015

The AIR is pleased to announce that the Australian Department of Health are continuing to fund the Diagnostic Imaging Post-Graduate Scholarship and the Diagnostic Imaging SPP Scholarship until June 2016. We would encourage all practitioners studying in rural and remote environments and SPP candidates working in rural and remote environments to submit an application for this funding when applications open on 1 November 2015. Please visit http://www.air.asn.au/dierrws.php

Those currently on Post Graduate scholarships that conclude in 2015 will need to reapply for their scholarships for the 2016 year.