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PhD opportunity in Biostatistics with the Australian Trials Methodology (AusTriM) Research Network

  • 23 Jul 2020 4:26 PM
    Message # 9119900

    AusTriM PhD program – research methodology projects commencing 2021

    Australian Trials Methodology (AusTriM) Research Network

    About us

    With funding from the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence program, our biostatistical and methodological experts contribute to landmark trials across a broad range of health and medical fields. Our input optimises the planning, design, implementation, analysis and reporting of clinical trials, all of which ensures precious research dollars are used to generate the most accurate and useful evidence possible.

    We focus on two key aspects of clinical trials to deliver improved health outcomes. Firstly, developing and applying innovative study designs to ensure the efficient allocation of future research and healthcare spending. Secondly, advancing analysis methodology to capitalize on existing trial data, adding even more value to past research investment.

    The national Network is administered by Monash University with activity nodes at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Telethon Kids Institute and University of Western Australia, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre in Sydney, University of Queensland, and the University of Melbourne.

    PhD program

    We currently have 3 PhD projects open for application, with more to come in 2021-24. Students with a strong trial methodology / biostatistical background are encouraged to apply.

    To see our current projects please go to:

    Candidates will be supervised by one of our investigators to undertake research in either trial methodology or analysis. Applicants will be supported to apply for a university scholarship at the relevant University, and if successful will receive $28,092 - 43,885 (tax-exempt) annually plus a top-up scholarship of up to $6,000 from AusTriM.

    Please note: in order to support your application for a University scholarship, the deadline for application to AusTriM is Friday the 11th of September.

    Additional support structures for students undertaking research within the network includes:

    • -          Professional development support for presentation of papers at scientific conferences, attendance at courses/workshops and short-term placements at relevant national and/or international institutions
    • -          Access to AusTriM-run training courses
    • -          Opt-in mentoring scheme
    • -          Annual Trials Methodology conference attendance
    • -          Opportunity to present at work in progress meetings
    • -          Special Interest Group / journal club involvement
    • -          Networking opportunities across Australia and internationally

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