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Full funded PhD scholarships in medical implant technology and human machine interfaces (Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia)

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  • Full funded PhD scholarships in medical implant technology and human machine interfaces (Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia)

    Griffith Centre of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering (GCORE), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

    About GCORE
    GCORE is situated within the Menzies Health Institute Queensland at Griffith University. The main research areas of GCORE are neuromusculoskeletal engineering and orthopaedics, with focus on the development and use of disruptive technologies to enable personalised management of chronic and acute health conditions. We are looking for qualified and motivated individuals for full funded PhD scholarship positions.

    Research setting and facilities
    Situated on the beautiful Gold Coast Campus of Griffith University, our exceptional research facilities include:
    • A state-of-the-art motion capture laboratory, which include the following equipment: 12-Camera Vicon MX systems, 4 AMTI force plates, 1 Bertec split belt instrumented treadmill, 16-channel Zero Wire EMG system, 16-channel wireless Noraxon EMG system, 16-channel wireless Noraxon IMU system, 1 Noraxon capacitive treadmill, and Medilogic pressure insoles, Wearablesensing wireless dry-electrodes EEG system, RT300 rehabilitation ergometer and functional electrical stimulation, HASOMED Rehastim2 functional electrical stimulation.
    • Imaging laboratories (pQCT, DEXA, 3D and acoustoelastography ultrasound systems).
    • Motion capture and medical image processing software.
    • Cell and molecular biology laboratories with imaging and mechanical testing facilities.
    • High end 3D printing facilities.
    • Links with multiple hospitals that enable the translation of technology to clinical trial
    The research projects
    We are seeking motivated and qualified PhD candidates to work in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team of researchers, clinicians and industry partners in GCORE to integrate the latest advances in virtual surgical planning, additive manufacturing, personalised digital human simulation, artificial intelligence, model-based neuromechanical prosthetics and human machine interfaces. All projects have real world clinical applications including:
    • Upper and lower limb orthopaedic surgery (deformity correction, wrist ligament implants, ACL injury management)
    • Musculoskeletal and neurological conditions (spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, osteoarthritis)

    We are a large research group, which includes more than 40 members across senior professorial staff, consultant surgeons, post-doctoral research fellows, and PhD students. Our approach is to work collaboratively, but with a keen focus on research excellence.

    The Scholarship
    The PhD Scholarship is tax-free with an annual stipend of $28,092 (indexed annually) for a period of up to 3.5 years of full-time study. Domestic and international students are encouraged to apply. Top up scholarships of $5k-10k per year will also be considered. A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to 3.5 years. Please see the GUIPRS Conditions of Award for more information (

    Please note that the University reserves the right to appoint by invitation and to leave positions vacant.

    How to Apply
    Interested applicants are asked to submit an expression of interest (EOI) by Friday 15th January 2021 to A/Prof Chris Carty ( and Dr Claudio Pizzolato ( containing:
    1. CV summarising academic experience
    2. academic transcripts of all degrees (undergraduate, Honours and any other postgraduate degrees) including official information supplied by the awarding university about the grading system used (generally supplied on the academic transcript)
    3. a copy of Masters or Honours research thesis
    4. documentation showing official final mark of the research thesis
    5. copies of the examiners’ reports on the thesis (if available)
    6. documentation of relevant research experience including:
      • copies of articles published in refereed academic journals
      • copies of fully refereed full conference paper (> 4 pages long)
      • copies of research project work and associated reports
      • documentation of research grants received
    7. two academic references

    Applicants will be thoroughly evaluated for merit and suitability. Successful applicants will be notified promptly, after which they will be required to apply directly to Griffith University. Prospective candidates are strongly advised to review the Griffith University application process at Particular attention should be paid to the documentation required and the standards for excellence. International students are advised to review the requirements for Australian Visa applications and to consider current Australian sanctions (

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