Monash University

Monash University

PhD Scholarship – Trauma & Addiction

Australia

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PhD Scholarship – Trauma & Addiction

Job No.: 664702

Location: Turning Point, 110 Church Street, Richmond

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a tax-free stipend, at the current value of $35,013 per annum 2024 full-time rate, as per the Monash Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend www. monash.edu/study/fees- scholarships/scholarships/find-a-scholarship/research-training-program- scholarship#scholarship-details

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  • About the project

    Trauma and addiction frequently co-occur. About 1 in 2 people in addiction treatment settings have symptoms of PTSD, yet integrated treatment is not routinely available. This PhD program is aimed at translational approaches to integrated treatment for PTSD and addiction, with an exciting opportunity to be involved in both frontline clinics and desktop secondary analyses of existing datasets. The program will focus on transdiagnostic correlates of co- occurring disorders, including neurobiological, neuropsychological and neurophysiological underpinnings of presenting problems.

    The program is supported by projects across three NHMRC and MRFF grants, including a NHMRC Investigator Fellowship (Arunogiri), enabling the student to work across a number of national multisite clinical trials, including a study of Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (PAT) with MDMA assisted psychotherapy for PTSD and alcohol use disorder.

    This PhD program would suit applicants from a psychology, psychiatry or related mental health background.

    Turning Point and Monash University

    The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary cohort of researchers and students based at Turning Point, Australia's leading national addiction treatment, training and research centre, based in Melbourne, Australia. For more information about the important work that Turning Point does, please visit the website.

    Turning Point is affiliated with Eastern Health Clinical School, within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNHS) at Monash University, and undertakes close collaborative work with the Monash Addiction Research Centre (MARC).

    Monash University is a member of Australia's Group of Eight coalition, and is internationally recognized for excellence in research and teaching as one of the world's top 80 universities. Embedded in an ecosystem of health, academia and industry, it delivers the research outcomes, skilled workforce, technology and partnerships to improve human health locally and globally.

    Supervisory team

    The principal supervisor will be Associate Professor Shalini Arunogiri. Co- supervisors will be dependent on the project focus, and may include supervisors at Turning Point and/or Monash Addiction Research Centre, or externally.

    A/Prof Arunogiri is an Associate Professor of Addiction Studies at Monash University, Clinical Director of the Hamilton Centre, and a Strategic Lead of the Clinical & Social Research (CSR) team at Turning Point. As a clinical addiction psychiatrist, she has extensive experience working across alcohol and other drug (AOD) and mental health services, with a research focus on clinical research into novel treatments for substance use disorders and integrated treatments for co-occuring mental health problems.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Candidates will need to fulfil the Monash University minimum requirements for admission to a PhD detailed here: www. monash.edu/admissions/entry- requirements/minimum.

    How to apply

    For general instructions on how to apply for roles at Monash, please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.

    To express your interest in this scholarship and PhD research opportunity, we request candidates provide:

  • A cover letter describing your research interests and why you would like to undertake a PhD (maximum one page)
  • A CV including qualifications, academic achievements, list of publications, work history and references;
  • A copy of your academic transcript(s)
  • Enquiries

    Turning Point Research Support, [email protected]

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    Job details

    Title

    PhD Scholarship – Trauma & Addiction

    Employer

    Monash University

    Location

    Australia

    Published

    April 30, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 30, 2024

    Job type

    PhD

    Field

    Medicine,Psychology,Social Science

    About the employer

    Monash University 

    Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

    In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

    Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

    An international experience

    With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  You'll have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.  

    All Monash courses have an international focus, whether you take subjects on global issues, participate in study abroad programs, or learn alongside students from diverse cultures.  Monash prepares you for the global workforce - you can start your degree in Australia, and continue your studies in Italy, Malaysia, India, China, or any of our 100 partner institutions worldwide.

    A recognised world leader in research

    We're active in over 150 fields of research across our 10 faculties, in areas as diverse as additive manufacturing, drug development, domestic violence and sustainable design. Many ideas developed at Monash - such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines - have been commercialised and are making a difference to the world we live in.

    Partnerships in industry and government

    Home to various precincts of innovation, we foster collaboration across traditional and unexpected disciplines.  We build teams and form links, we bring together diverse minds - researchers, companies, businesses and technology - creating knowledge hubs of the future.

    Plenty of options

    Our large range of courses allows you to match your studies with your ambitions.  Monash University offers one of the largest range of degrees in Australia, including over 140 innovative double degree options, bachelor, master and PhD degrees.

    Scholarships 

    We believe everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, which is why we offer over 200 different types of scholarships  for new and current students. They take care of everything from course fees to travel and accommodation. Our scholarships aren’t just reserved for those with the best academic track record – we provide support for disadvantaged students as well.

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