PhD Students – Call for Expression of Interest, Multiple Topics (4)- Institute for Evidence Based Healthcare

Bond University
March 03, 2024
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PhD Students – Call for Expression of Interest, Multiple Topics (4)- Institute for Evidence Based Healthcare

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student
Reference number: 2

About the position

The Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare is calling for expressions of interest from health graduates wishing to complete a PhD. Please see below for proposed topic areas of research. 
Further research by the HDR Candidate can lead to refinement of the specific research topic area and questions:

Proposed topic of research

  1. Monitoring community-generated antimicrobial resistance from the community 
  2. Community Antibiotic Stewardship implementation
  3. Using clinical prediction rules to help reduce antibiotic usage in primary care 
  4. Addressing other important, but neglected, questions about antibiotic resistance using systematic reviews of the literature and primary studies

About the person

Selection Criteria for these opportunities include the following: 

•    A Bachelors in health-related area
•    Excellent analysis and writing skills
•    Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work in teams
•    Evidence of project management and organisational skills, including the ability to achieve goals and deliver outcomes within a specified time period

•    Demonstrated interest in the research area.
•    Experience undertaking a substantial research project (e.g. Masters thesis or Honours thesis)
•    Publication in a peer-reviewed journal
•    Capacity to seek external funding with support from supervisors

Salary details

In addition to high quality, personalised supervision and access to the full range of facilities available to Bond University students, the successful applicant will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • Tuition fee waiver: 

The Australian Government’s Research Training Program (RTP) scheme provides tuition fee waivers for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens, and Australian permanent residents enrolled in higher degree programs such as a PhD. The tuition waiver will exempt the successful applicant from tuition fees for a maximum period of four years full-time equivalent 

International students may apply for a partial fee waiver of up to 75%. If approved, this fee waiver is valid for a maximum period of four years for full-time study.

  • Stipend: a living stipend may be available to the right applicant, depending on proposed topic of research.  This may be available at a flat rate of $35K per annum for 3 years. 


  • Employment opportunities: The successful applicant may be provided with research assistant work within the Institute for Evidence Based Healthcare. Employment will be subject to the conditions of the PhD program and the terms of any scholarship awarded.

The successful applicant will need to meet all Bond University requirements for entry into the PhD program and achieve the milestones required by the University throughout their doctoral program.

 It is also a requirement that the successful applicant be based full-time at the Gold Coast campus.

Additional information

Why study at Bond?

The Bond Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine has a reputation for providing the best professional health education in the country, and we leverage that reputation to attract exceptional students and establish useful professional and institutional partnerships. We offer a suite of academically rigorous and professionally focussed health programs, delivered in an engaging and innovative manner by exceptional teachers. We demonstrate an outstanding student service ethic, offer an engaging and satisfying student experience, and prioritise student wellbeing. We engage in high quality, impactful research in niche areas of research excellence.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work alongside highly respected senior academics conducting leading-edge research. 

Application and submission details

How to submit an expression of interest

Please submit your expression of interest via email to the Institute at   [email protected]

Your EOI must include:
•    The number and title of the position you are applying for
•    A written statement (maximum of 2 pages) describing your interest in the research project and your capacity to answer the research questions
•    A written statement (maximum of 2 pages) addressing the selection criteria set out above
•    A current curriculum vitae including the names of two academic referees
•    Your academic transcripts
•    An example of your written academic work (e.g. Honours thesis, peer-reviewed journal article, law essay or assignment)

For all enquiries related to this position, please contact the Institute at   [email protected]

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