Website Monash University and Ambulance Victoria
Expressions of Interest for a PhD Scholarship with the Monash University Prehospital Emergency Care Centre for Research Excellence in collaboration with Ambulance Victoria.
An opportunity is open to a suitable applicant to conduct a fully funded, full time PhD within Monash University’s Centre for Research Excellence in Prehospital Emergency Care in collaboration with Ambulance Victoria. The successful applicant will apply a health economic lens to two unique Victorian data sets. These are the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry and a linked data set involving all ambulance presentations, ED presentations and hospital admissions in Victoria over a 4 year period. The applicant will look at factors such return on investment of the cardiac arrest registry, cost effectiveness of different interventions such as public access defibrillation and CPR. Other studies may involve the modelled impact and cost of paramedic diagnosis and triage and reduced ambulance response times.
The successful applicant would possess post graduate qualifications in either public health, health services research, epidemiology or health economics. We are looking for someone who has a strong academic track record and who ideally already has a number of publications. The applicant must has strong quantitative research skills.
What we offer:
The applicant will have access to a unique and internationally recognised cardiac arrest registry in addition to a rich linked data set. Supervisors include internationally renowned Pre-hospital researchers and health economists. The applicant will be supported through the CRE and by the Ambulance Victoria Centre for Research and Evaluation. PHD output is highly likely to be translated into policy and practice. The applicant is expected to be located predominantly at Ambulance Victoria’s Blackburn North Office.
You must have:
· Available only to Aust and NZ citizens or Permanent Residents
· A First Class or High Second Class Masters or Honours degree, ideally in a health-related field (e.g. paramedicine, nursing, public health, epidemiology, etc.)
· Evidence of research experience
· An understanding of research methodology and data analysis
· Well-developed computer skills.
What you receive:
· AUD $33,318 per annum for living expenses, tax exempt for up to three years.
· Additional support will be available for computing / conference attendance.
· Access to support, expertise and mentoring from the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and the Ambulance Victoria Centre for Research and Evaluation.
Expressions of interest are invited to be submitted electronically to Prof Karen Smith (Karen.email@example.com). These should include an current CV with a full citation of all publications and any under review in a Scopus-listed journal, a statement about your research interests (maximum one page) and transcripts of grades for every degree you hold, with your rank in the class if published, any academic awards and the names of two referees, one academic and one professional. This will allow initial consideration of suitability for enrolment into a PhD and for the award of the scholarship. If more than one suitable applicant applies, then an interview may be conducted.
Queries should be directed to: Professor Karen Smith at Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
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