The Cough, Asthma and Airways Research Group (CAARG) in the School of Public Health and Social Work and Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation at QUT is seeking a medical degree graduate to undertake a PhD within a randomised controlled trial of a vaccine given in pregnancy and its role in preventing infant illnesses in the first 12 months of life (The PneuMatters Study). The trial is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. This PhD offers the opportunity to work with an internationally recognised team of clinicians, epidemiologists, medical scientists and others on a multi-centre-randomised controlled trial that addresses both maternal and child health in First Nations peoples. The successful candidate will be located at the Centre for Children?s Health Research in South Brisbane under the supervision of Professor Anne B Chang and Dr Kerry-Ann O?Grady. Other external supervisors may be engaged. The research is a collaboration with clinicians and researchers from Menzies School of Health Research, The University of Queensland, Griffith University, Sydney University, The University of Malaya, Royal Darwin Hospital, Logan Hospital, The Toowoomba Hospital, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Nganampa Health Council and Likas Hospital in Malaysia. The trial incorporates clinical, immunological, microbiological and safety endpoints.

Amount $40,000

A scholarship, indexed annually of $40K per annum for 3 years, with the possibility of up to 1 year extension, will be provided to the successful applicant. The successful applicant will be required to apply for externally competitive scholarships during his/her candidature. A clinical loading may be negotiated.

Duration years
Student type Australian and New Zealand
Gender Co-Ed
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Postgraduate
Field of studys Health services and support
Humanities and social sciences
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