Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.

Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia*.

Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.

Led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, Macquarie is home to five faculties. The fifth and newest - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - was formed in 2014. We are also home to some of Australia's most exceptional facilities - hubs of innovation that unite our students, researchers, academics and partners to achieve extraordinary things.

Macquarie University Balaclava Road, Macquarie Park, NSW, 2109, Australia
Jan 17, 2018
Scholarship - PhD
We are seeking several enthusiastic PhD students to contribute to a major new research program in Medical Artificial Intelligence (AI) under the supervision of Prof Enrico Coiera and other experienced researchers at the Centre for Health Informatics. The aim of this research program is to investigate the future role of AI in healthcare and its social, ethical and technical implications. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with a diverse team of highly experienced and internationally recognised senior researchers in the Centre for Health Informatics. Potential topic areas include (but are not limited to): Privacy, safety and ethical issues arising from the development and use of AI technologies in healthcare. Understanding of consumer and clinician needs and perspectives when interacting with AI. The design, development and evaluation of (AI) systems that could support either clinicians or consumers across a wide set of tasks. Human-AI interaction design. AI systems design. The scholarships would suit applicants from a wide variety of disciplines. For example, candidates with a background in Computer Science, Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Data Science, or a Health-related field would all be welcome. Other important information This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake: Direct entry into a 3 year PhD program. The value and tenure of the scholarship is: The MQRTP full-time stipend rate is $27,082 per annum (in 2018) tax exempt, for up to 3 years (indexed annually) The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend International candidates are welcome. Additional top-up scholarships or part-time research assistant roles may be available for highly ranked candidates. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their candidacy before submitting an application. Initial enquiries should be directed to Professor Enrico Coiera ( enrico.coiera@mq.edu.au ) or Dr. Baki  Kocaballi ( baki.kocaballi@mq.edu.au ). Applicants will need to complete a HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application Form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. The application form and further information can be found on the Application page. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the  Rating Scholarship Applicants section  for more information about these guidelines. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer. Please quote the allocation number on your application. Contact name Prof Enrico Coiera Contact email enrico.coiera@mq.edu.au Contact phone (02) 9850 2403 Deadline:  Application close by  July 21, 2018