6 March 2023
About the research project
Patients with cancer are particularly prone to rehospitalisation due to the nature of the disease as well as potential adverse drug reactions caused by their cancer treatment. A previous study of adverse drug reaction-related hospitalisations in Tasmania, found that cancer was a major risk factor for re-hospitalisations coded as being drug-related within 90 days post-discharge. This PhD project research is required to learn more about the characteristics, risk factors and preventability of these adverse drug reactions in order to make recommendations to lessen their incidence and impact e.g. supportive care measures.
Primary SupervisorMeet Prof Gregory Peterson
Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:
- a living allowance stipend of $28,854 per annum (2022 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
- a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
- a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)
If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.
As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.
Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.
Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:
- Applicants must be able to undertake the project on-campus
The project is competitively assessed and awarded. Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.
Additional essential selection criteria specific to this project:
- Knowledge of clinical pharmacology
Additional desirable selection criteria specific to this project:
- Qualified pharmacist
There is a three-step application process:
- Select your project, and check you meet the eligibility and selection criteria;
- Contact the Primary Supervisor, Prof Gregory Peterson to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
- Submit an application by the closing date listed above.
- Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
- As part of your application, you will be required to submit a covering letter, a CV including 2 x referees and your project research proposal.
Following the application closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.