PhD – Determining the optimal donor lung size in patients undergoing lung transplantation

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, fixed term position (Stipend $27,596) at our Hawthorn campus
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Patients undergoing Lung Transplantations
About the Scholarship
An exciting opportunity for a PhD student who is enthusiastic and self-motivated to apply for our PhD scholarship for research into Lung Transplantation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with Respiratory Physicians, cardiothoracic Surgeons and Clinical Scientists. Throughout the program you will be required to undertake research, work in virtual reality, collaborate effectively with other team members and support experimental plans. The scholarship is provided through a joint research partnership between Swinburne University School of Health Science, and the Alfred Hospital. Thus during the scholarship you will also be required to undertake duties at any of the university campuses and the Alfred Hospital.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.
Be the innovator in the face of technological and social change with Swinburne’s Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Leading edge research centres, strong ties to industry and commitment to high-quality, high-impact research allows you to understand humanity deeply, bring the real world to focus and make your mark.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree Honours in medical science/engineering and/or a research master’s degree or equivalent
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience in a range of software platforms and analysis software
  • Publications in the research area
A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further enquires please contact Prof Bruce Thompson, Dean, School of Health Sciences, on 9214 8759 or via email.

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Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on 22 March 2020.

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