PhD Scholarships in Sexual Health – Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

Monash University

Australia

October 15, 2022

Description

PhD Scholarships in Sexual Health – Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

Job No.: 641644

Location: Melbourne Sexual Health Centre - 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a tax-free stipend, at current value of $30,000 per annum 2022 full-time rate, as per the Monash Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend www. monash.edu/study/fees- scholarships/scholarships/find-a-scholarship/research-training-program- scholarship#scholarship-details

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  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You'll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you'll need to publish your work. We're a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what's expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers. Discover more at www. monash.edu.

    The Opportunity:

    The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre at Alfred Hospital and Monash University offers a fully funded PhD scholarship in Sexual Health. We are looking for talented students with a strong interest in novel intervention to prevent and control sexually transmitted infections.

    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a major threat to public health and result in an extensive global burden of disease, including in Australia. The World Health Organisation estimates that there are about 1 million new diagnoses of curable STIs every day. In Australia, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men are disproportionately affected by STIs. This PhD project will utilise qualitative approach to understand what novel behavioural strategies can be used to prevent and control STIs among this population. Our centre is currently developing a wide range of new technology tools which helps to improve STI diagnoses. As part of this PhD, it will also include numerous projects on qualitative evaluation and assessments on these tools.

    Supervisory Team:

    Professor Christopher Fairley, Central Clinical School, Monash University

    Dr Jade Bilardi, Central Clinical School, Monash University

    Associate Professor Eric Chow, Central Clinical School, Monash University

    Associate Professor Jason Ong, Central Clinical School, Monash University

    Dr Tiffany Phillips, Central Clinical School, Monash University

    Professor Jane Hocking, School of population health, University of Melbourne

    About Monash and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

    The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, is the largest faculty at Monash University, and offers the most comprehensive suite of professional health training in Victoria. We consistently rank in the top 40 universities worldwide for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences.

    The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) is the leading clinic for the testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections in Victoria. The doctors and nurses at MSHC are experienced specialists in all aspects of sexual health, so clients visiting MSHC can be assured of high quality professional and non-judgmental care. Melbourne Sexual Health Centre also provides support to community based health professionals via online resources and on-site education and training opportunities.

    Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, within Monash University's Central Clinical School, has a very active research team working collaboratively with the clinical team. It is one of the strongest academic sexual health centres in the world. The team includes the most published STI researchers in the world. MSHC publishes about 100 research articles each year (www. monash.edu/medicine/ccs/sexual-health/research/publications) in journals that include the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet and JAMA. Research at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre is underpinned by good clinical research practice (GCP) which is an ethical and scientific standard by which research is designed, implemented and reported, ensuring the data are credible and the rights, integrity and confidentiality of participants are safeguarded.

    Medical research is supported and undertaken with the goal that research findings maximize clinical practice and policy, improve patient care and outcomes, service delivery and efficiency. Appropriately trained and qualified individuals supervise all research.

    Selection criteria:

    Applications are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic graduates with relevant backgrounds (medicine, public health, sexual health or equivalent).

    Students will be of a high scholarly calibre and will have:

  • A First-Class Honours degree, Masters degree or equivalent in relevant discipline
  • Analytical thinking, data analysis and critical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently
  • Applicants with peer-reviewed publications will be highly regarded
  • Fluency in written and oral English
  • A good understanding of sexual health and sexual practices of priority populations
  • Interested applicants should refer to the entry requirements for Doctoral Degree (PhD) as per Monash's requirements www. monash.edu/graduate- research/future-students/apply.

    How to apply

    For general instructions on how to apply for roles at Monash, please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".

    Candidates should include the following when submitting the expression of interest:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant's suitability
  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of any peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and relevant work and/or research experience
  • Scanned copies of academic transcripts
  • A brief statement not exceeding 500-words in length that explains why you are interested in this research project/area
  • Contact details of two academic referees
  • Those candidates who pass the expression of interest stage will be invited to submit a full scholarship application before the closing date.

    Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (over Zoom/Skype if necessary). The interviews will be conducted in English.

    Enquiries

    Professor Christopher Fairley, Central Clinical School, cfairley@mshc.org.au

    At Monash University, the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is our top priority. In accordance with the Pandemic Orders issued by the Victorian Government Health Minister, we require all staff working or placed in healthcare facilities to be fully vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend these locations.

    For the latest information on COVID-19 at Monash, please visit our website.

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