Organ Transplantation as a Model of Reversible Frailty

Project opportunity

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

This PhD project is part of an Ideas Grant Research Program that aims to increase our understanding of how frailty develops in people with frailty secondary to organ failure and with age-related frailty. The project will examine changes in frailty over time as well as measures of recovery immediately post-transplantation. These clinical parameters will underpin comprehensive longitudinal biomedical analyses conducted by world-leading scientists at UQ.

The PhD candidate will learn a variety of research methodologies and there will be opportunities to engage with a large team of clinicians and scientists. The PhD candidate would be supported by internationally-recognised experts in frailty and kidney transplantation.

Scholarship value

As a scholarship recipient, you'll receive: 

  • living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (2023 rate), indexed annually
  • tuition fees covered
  • single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)


Dr Emily Gordon

Faculty of Medicine


Preferred educational background

Your application will be assessed on a competitive basis.

We take into account your

  • previous academic record
  • publication record
  • honours and awards
  • employment history.

A medical qualification would be highly regarded. Otherwise, a working knowledge of organ failure, organ transplantation, ageing and/or frailty would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2025. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date.

If you are an international applicant, you may need to apply much earlier for visa requirements.

How to apply

You apply for this project as part of your PhD program application.

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