Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Health and community

What you'll receive

You'll receieve:

    a full-time living allowance stipend, indexed annually at $30,000 per annum, for a period of up to 4 years.


You must have:

  • Meet the PhD admission criteria
  • Received first-class honours (H1) or equivalent
  • Ideally you will also have skills in the use of R programming and the Linux operating system (not necessary but preferred)
    Applicants should have a keen aptitude and interest in computing and/or biostatistics

How to apply

Email your expression of interest (EOI) to Dr Rodney Lea. Your EOI must include:

  • a cover letter
  • your CV
  • complete academic transcripts
  • details of 2 referees (email, address and phone).

If your EOI is accepted you will then need to apply for admission to QUT.

How to apply for a PhD

What happens next?

This scholarship will remain open until a suitable candidate is found

About the scholarship

A PhD opportunity is available at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University Technology to study the quantitative genetics of complex health traits in the Norfolk Island isolate. Specifically, the project will involve statistical analysis of whole genome sequence data to understand the population genetic architecture of this unique founder population in relation to polygenetic traits that underpin complex disease risk.

The successful applicant will learn a variety of methods involved in disease gene mapping with next generation sequencing data sets, such as association testing of common and rare variants and polygenic marker analysis using machine learning techniques.

The scholarship is provided via a grant from the Australian Research Council.

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