PhD scholarship opportunity: Implementation science in primary care

at Monash University

Job No.: 591748

Location: Notting Hill

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3 year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $27,872 AUD per annum full-time rate (tax-free stipend for 3 years)

The Opportunity

The Department of General Practice at Monash University is pleased to offer an exciting PhD scholarship opportunity in primary care and implementation science to an exceptional candidate. Monash University is a founding member of the Group of Eight, Australia’s leading universities.

The PhD scholarship will be hosted by the Implementing work-related Mental health guidelines in general PRacticE (IMPRovE) trial. IMPRovE is funded by an NHMRC Partnership Grant in partnership with Commonwealth and state-based organisations from across Australia. Our key objectives are to increase the delivery of evidence-based general practice care for patients, assess the cost-effectiveness of our intervention and plan for national scale up. Components of the intervention will include academic detailing, peer-to- peer support through a digital Community of Practice and the provision of resources. 

As the PhD candidate, you will develop and use implementation skills and theory to evaluate the IMPRovE trial. Specifically, under guidance, you will characterise the aspects of the intervention and our partnership approach that are likely to lead to ongoing successful change in GP practice, and to characterise aspects that may hinder success. Throughout your PhD journey, you will be supported by the IMPRovE Executive Team, Steering Group and Implementation Team; comprising clinicians, researchers, and policy and practice partners.

Capacity building incentives

At the Department of General Practice, we strive to create an enriching and supportive environment for our students. An annual travel allowance, professional development allowance and publication allowance will be allocated to you each year. In addition, you will be eligible for further funding opportunities that are offered through the Department of General Practice and be invited to engage regularly with early-career, mid-career and senior researchers through established groups and committees throughout the Department. 

Candidate requirements

  1. Successful applicants will have an excellent academic track record in primary care, implementation science, compensable injury or public health in the Australian setting, with an Honours or Master’s degree with H1 or equivalent

  2. A strong interest in implementation science, with primary care or public health experience in the Australian context

  3. Fulfil the admission criteria for PhD enrolment at Monash University


To apply, please ensure you include with your application:

  • A cover letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcript(s)

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs


For more details about the project, please contact:

Professor Danielle Mazza, Chief Investigator, +61 3 99024496 or

Dr Samantha Chakraborty, Research Fellow and Project Manager, +61 3 99029698

Closing date:

Saturday 23 November 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

Notting Hill Victoria Australia

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