About the scholarship
We are seeking an enthusiastic PhD candidate to undertake applied work related to pharmacy workforce planning. The candidate will have a background in either computer science or applied economics and strong quantitative skills. An interest in applied health economics is a definite advantage. The candidate will be part of a cross-disciplinary team, based in the School of Human Services, Griffith University and having strong links with the Centre for Applied Health Economics, Griffith University. The main focus of the candidature will be determined with the successful candidate but will either focus on establishing a longitudinal survey of Australian pharmacists and/or developing a simulation model that will inform pharmacist workforce planning into the future.
This scholarship provides a top-up of $10,000 per annum on top of their PhD Scholarship stipend for up to three years — contingent on satisfactory progress and will be paid as a fortnightly stipend.
The Top-up PhD Scholarship is available to applicants who are:
- Australian or New Zealand citizens
- Australian permanent residents
- applying for an RTP or equivalent Griffith University scholarship.
Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor degree with honours equivalent to first class and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral program. Applicants must have a degree in the fields of:
- computer science
- applied economics
- or a related discipline.
Applicants with strong academic performance and published research output will be highly regarded.
Equivalency to first class honours may be demonstrated through the following:
- refereed journal publications (or acceptance for publication)
- referred conference paper presented and written as first author
- evidence of other research output such as a book, book chapter, creative work or performances
- or evidence of any research income, awards, professional experience, and so forth.
- An ability to work across disciplines with a range of stakeholders
- Strong quantitative/modelling skills
- An ability to collect and analyse primary data
- Willingness to learn and apply simulation modelling techniques
- Good written language skills
- An understanding of the Australian health system
- Training in applied econometrics
- An interest in applied health economics
- Previous experience in simulation modelling using software packages such as AnyLogic®
How to apply
Interested candidates should directly contact Prof Amanda Wheeler by email:
Please include the following information:
- Cover letter outlining response to the essential/desirable skills
- academic transcripts
- contact details of two academic referees.