• Posted:
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Company: CQUniversity
  • Location: South Australia
  • Contact: g.vincent@cqu.edu.au
  • Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in related field
  • Salary: Scholarship Opportunity


CQUniversity are looking for a PhD student to work on an exciting program of research investigating the impact of inadequate sleep and prolonged sitting on markers of health and performance. As a PhD student in our team, you will be located within CQUniversity’s Appleton Institute (Adelaide), and have the opportunity to work with researchers and other students at the Institute.

In particular, you will be a member of the Operational Readiness and Resilience Team led by Professor Sally Ferguson, which conducts industry-driven innovative research in the area of sleep, work, health and safety. We expect the ‘sleepy and sitting’ project to provide significant benefits for working Australians whose health and safety is compromised due to their exposure to both inadequate sleep and prolonged sitting. It will also contribute to the evidence base for workplace policies and public health guidelines.

Your research will be based at Australia’s largest time-isolated sleep research facility which includes: six bedrooms with ensuites, specialised equipment for collection and analysis of biological samples, and a suite of tests to assess behavioural function including driving simulators.

The successful applicant will be based in Adelaide for the duration of their candidature. The Scholarship will be awarded by CQUniversity through a competitive selection process. Individual applicants will be ranked on the basis of merit and responses to the selection criteria. The period of tenure for the funded Scholarship is three (3) years, and the PhD-thesis needs to be submitted within 4 years from the commencement date.

  • Scholarship Value: $26,694
  • Length of Scholarship: 3 years
  • Number Available: 1
  • Closing Date: 26 July 2019

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