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Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Scholarships to Study Neuroscience, University of Queensland, Australia

Publish Date: Sep 23, 2015

Deadline: Nov 01, 2015

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Scholarships to Study Neuroscience

Job no:497911
Area:Queensland Brain Institute
Salary (FTE):APA Scholarship NON-BANDED ($25,849.00 - $25,849.00)
Work type:Full Time - Scholarship
Location: St Lucia

Queensland Brain Institute 

Established in 2003, QBI ( is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 400 staff, including 34 group leaders, working across a range of disciplines, focussed on discovering the fundamental mechanisms that regulate brain development and function in health and disease. 

Over the past decade QBI has positioned itself as one of the world's leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in both the 2010 and 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this.

The role

Neuroscience is one of today's most dynamic, challenging and competitive fields of biomedical research.  The University of Queensland is offering a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in neuroscience through the Queensland Brain Institute.  The aim of the program is to offer talented students from diverse backgrounds an alternative route into a research career in the neurosciences through provision of a solid base in a broad range of neuroscience disciplines.  Students will work on independent research projects under the supervision of world-leading QBI Neuroscientists, as well as undertake neuroscience-related workshops and journal clubs.

The person 

We invite outstanding Australian and international students from all academic backgrounds to apply – if you meet any of the following criteria you should consider applying:

  • A background in the biological, physical, or computer sciences, mathematics, psychology, or engineering.

  • A bachelor degree (Honours not essential) or other relevant higher degree.

  • Some laboratory research experience or equivalent (eg. relevant industry experience).

For further information about the MPhil research program including entry requirements and full terms and conditions please visit the UQ Graduate School website at


Successful candidates will receive a living allowance stipend equivalent to AUD$25,849 per annum (2015 APA rate, indexed annually, tax free).  International students may be considered for a tuition fee scholarship.

Further information about the MPhil in neuroscience program and expression of interest procedure is available at the QBI website


Completion of the MPhil will take up to 2 years (full-time only).  Within the first year students will participate in two laboratory rotations before selecting the laboratory for completion of their MPhil degree. Students will also attend seminars, technique workshops, and journal clubs. An option to undertake a placement in an international laboratory is available upon completion of the degree.

The program commences on 1 February 2016.


Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Helen Cooper, Program Coordinator ( Tel: 07 334 66354.

For general information on the application process please contact Ms Janet Voight, Research Higher Degree Manager ( Tel: 07 334 66401.

Please refer to the link for the expression of interest procedure.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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