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MPhil and PhD Scholarships in Biomedical Imaging Technology- Molecular Imaging

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Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Salary (FTE):RTP Scholarship NON-BANDED ($27,596.00 - $27,596.00)
Work type:Full Time - Scholarship
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

The Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology (CIBIT) is seeking high-achieving graduate students to undertake postgraduate research into the development and application of novel molecular imaging methodologies. We have exciting opportunities to work with world leading academic researchers and industrial partners focused on the development and translation of new molecular imaging methodologies to the clinic. In particular, the candidate will be involved in development of quantitative methods to improve the sensitivity and specificity of PET and MRI-PET imaging.

Applicants should have a background in the physical sciences including disciplines such as biomedical engineering, engineering, information technology, physics and mathematics or a related field. Applicants should possess analytical and computational skills, including working with equations, simulations and computer programs and an interest in Imaging Modalities and Healthcare IT Solutions.

Successful students will have the opportunity to:

  • learn about the trends occurring in diagnostic imaging in the age of “Personalised Medicine”
  • learn about the use of Artificial Intelligence concepts such as machine learning and big data analytics in real world problems; and,
  • undertake internships with our industrial partners.

CIBIT is a multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers at The University of Queensland’s Centre for Advanced Imaging and partners in the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceutical industry. The purpose of this national Centre is to provide research training in the development and application of novel diagnostics, therapeutics and theranostics (combined therapeutics and diagnostics) in conjunction with industry partners.

CIBIT’s research encompasses two major themes; this project will be specifically related to Theme 2.

  • Theme 1: Diagnostics, therapeutics and theranostics for Precision Medicine in cancer.
  • Theme 2: Harnessing the digital revolution to improve diagnostic imaging cost-effectively.

Further details can be found on the CIBIT website:

The Centre for Advanced Imaging

The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI), a strategic initiative of The University of Queensland, is a leading imaging research facility in Australia, and one of a handful in the world. It brings together the skills of a critical mass of researchers and state-of-the-art, world- or Australian-first imaging research instruments including NMR, EPR, MRI, PET, CT, optical imaging and an on-site cyclotron and radiochemistry facilities. CAI hosts the largest Node of the National Imaging Facility (NIF) (

CAI conducts research across the spectrum from development of new imaging technologies, analysis of molecular structure, synthesis of MRI and PET biomarkers targeting fundamental biological processes to studies of major diseases affecting a range of organ systems, through to imaging economically significant agricultural animals and plant material, minerals and construction materials.

A multidisciplinary, cohesive student community have come together from all over the globe to CAI to undertake research training.  The Centre has an active student association (STAC) that provides many opportunities for networking and professional development, a supportive mentoring structure that will enhance personal and professional growth, an annual symposium and a well-attended weekly seminar program which attracts high profile National and International speakers.

Further details on the Centre for Advanced Imaging and ongoing research can be found on CAI’s website

CAI is committed to supporting the career growth of female researchers and have a number of initiatives to support females in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our CAI Women in Imaging website.


The stipend will be $32,788 per annum tax-free (2019 rate), indexed annually, for three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.

Selection criteria

Applications are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic graduates with relevant backgrounds. Students may be domestic or international of high scholarly calibre and will have a First Class Honours degree, Masters degree or equivalent.  Applicants must meet the requirements for admission into the UQ Graduate School PhD or MPhil program ( and should also be eligible for a UQ Graduate School Scholarship (UQGSS) (

For more information regarding this Scholarship and to apply go to: 

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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