Health and biomedical informatics is an exciting application domain for groundbreaking discoveries in information, communication, cognitive and organisational science needed to support health services throughout the next decade.
The Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) is Australia’s largest internationally recognised academic health informatics research group, conducting fundamental and applied research focusing on the design, evaluation and application of decisionsupport technologies for healthcare and the biosciences.
CHI is offering three (3) full time PhD scholarships to undertake research in the following areas:
- Translational bioinformatics
- Agent-based models of communication in health organizations
- Decision making and computational discovery technologies for the clinical biosciences
Each scholarship provides an annual tax-free stipend of $25,627 pa (in 2008) for three years and will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates will have a primary background in engineering, computer science, mathematics or information systems or other relevant area, be Australian citizens or permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.
Further details including selection criteria are available on the CHI website: http://www.chi.unsw.edu.au.
Potential applicants are strongly urged to discuss their proposed research with Dr Farah Magrabi (f.magrabi [at] unsw.edu.au or tel 02-9385-9009) or Professor Enrico Coiera (e.coiera [at] unsw.edu.au or tel 02-9385-9026).
Applications addressing the selection criteria to be sent directly to Dr Farah Magrabi, Centre for Health Informatics, UNSW, Sydney NSW 2052.
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2007