AGC e-News #02, 19 March 2018

Published: 19 March 2018

In this edition:

Epigeum: Research Integrity HDR Student Course

The online Research Integrity course is now live for all HDR students.  This course replaces the 3 worksheets on the Australian Code for Responsible Conduct of Research which are a requirement for the Core Component of the Structured Program (CCSP).  All students are required to complete the online course from now on, but if the worksheets have already been completed the AGC will continue to accept them for CCSPs submitted over the next month.  Completion of the course counts for 5 CaRST hours in Domain C.

Orthopaedics and Biomechanics PhD Scholarships

We have two exciting projects available for PhD in orthopaedics and biomechanics with fully funded scholarships for domestic applicants. Specifically, the projects will investigate the management of extra-capsular neck of femur fractures (inter-trochanteric fractures), tibial shaft fractures, and humerus shaft fractures.

These projects will use gait analysis and wearable accelerometry to quantify musculoskeletal loading and physical activity patterns in patients enrolled in large randomised controlled trials.

The first project will investigate neck of femur fractures only, the second project will investigate tibial and humeral shaft fractures. These projects may require collaboration with health economists where appropriate to investigate the value for money of the interventions tested. The projects will be supervised by Associate Professor Dominic Thewlis (Biomechanics) and Associate Professor Mark Rickman (Orthopaedic Surgery). We are looking for outstanding candidates with a background in engineering, biomechanics, human movement sciences, or orthopaedics. The scholarships are available to start immediately.

Value: $30,000 per annum for up to three years
Commencement: 2018

Dominic Thewlis, PhD. NHMRC R.D. Wright Fellow & Associate Professor

2018 Research Student Handbook

The 2018 Research student handbook is updated and available online. All 2018 commencing students will receive a printed copy. All staff and students are encouraged to view the updated version and familiarise themselves with the changes.

Are you interested in an internship in France?

Applications for the Nicolas Baudin Program: “Internship in France” initiative are now open.

A range of internship opportunities of between three and six months are available in partnership between a French University and company.   Most of these were created with a partner university in mind, however, students may apply for any of the available opportunities.   Additional detail about individual internships.

Should you be selected to participate in an internship:

    The French Embassy finances the cost of the return flights from Australia to France and social security costs for the duration of the internship (up to 6 months).
    The host university in France will provide a mandatory internship stipend (minimum of 554€ per month according to 2017 figures, subject to change).
    The University of Adelaide will provide an additional grant to help cover daily costs during your stay in France ($2500).

The deadline for applications to be submitted online is 30 April 2018 and internships must be taken up by 31/12/18.

Further information about the scheme, is available on the Nicolas Baudin Program: “Internship in France”

Access to the online application form.

After creating an account, students are advised to choose the first option “internship in France initiative” in Section 2 of the application form “your project in France”.

Free, independent and confidential Counselling Service

Did you know that as a Postgraduate Student you are entitled to access counselling services provided to students at The University of Adelaide. To find out more information visit the Counselling Centre website.

Free and confidential Disability Service

As a Postgraduate Student you are also eligible for assistance from the Disability Service if you have a disability or ongoing medical condition. Information about the nature of your disability is not disclosed – information obtained from you about the functional impact of the disability is shared with academic staff solely for the purpose of assisting you with your studies. Details relating to the Disability Service and the on line registration process can be found on the Disability website.

Useful resources for staff can be found at the staff section of the Disability website.