Deadline: February 17, 2012
One postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate with a good Honours degree in a social or health science discipline to undertake research studies leading to a PhD in occupational health. This scholarship is funded by an ARC Linkage Projects grant and will provide support for three years on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will join a research team in a dynamic and stimulating work environment. The project is titled Caring for the Carers: Occupational Health and Safety in Homecare.
The provision of home-based care is a significant and growing area of employment in Australia. Homecare workers support very vulnerable clients. At the same time, they are themselves exposed to significant health and safety risks, which have not been widely investigated. The project will identify OHS risks and hazards in homecare work. The PhD student’s research will examine OHS risks and hazards in one type of homecare work – youth services. Their research will contribute to the development of interventions to secure healthier, safer and more sustainable workplaces for homecare workers.
Applicants should have an Honours 1 or 2A Degree in a social or health sciences discipline. A Masters level qualification or background in occupational health and safety, industrial relations or work psychology would be an advantage. International students can apply, but the scholarship does not cover any tuition fees payable by international students.
Further information can be obtained from Dr Olivia Rawlings-Way, Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, PO Box 170, Lidcombe NSW 1825 (Phone: 02 9351 9915; Fax: 02 9351 9672; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications should be sent direct to Dr Rawlings-Way at the above address and should include a curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts, and the names and contact details of at least two referees. Professor Bohle is currently on research leave until January 2012 but can be contacted at email@example.com