PhD Scholarship - MRI methods development and applications at ultra-high field


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St Lucia,Brisbane, QLD 



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Full Time - Fixed Term, Full Time - Scholarship

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School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

UQ's School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering is at the leading-edge of information and communications technology (ICT) and electrical engineering. With a reputation for teaching excellence and expert research, our students, graduates, teachers and researchers are revolutionising technology to solve the world's greatest challenges.

The role

Dr Hongfu Sun is currently recruiting PhD students to innovate on novel MRI methods that can be eventually applied to neuroscience and neurological diseases. Excellent and accessible MRI facilitis are available at UQ, e.g. a state-of-the-art 3T Prisma and a prestigious 7T whole body system (only two in Australia, the other one in UniMelb).

The research projects will involve MRI physics, pulse sequence programming, image processing (e.g. machine/deep learning), and image analysis (e.g. big data, data mining). By the end of your graduate study, you will be an expert in MRI with comprehensive skills in maths, physics, and computer programming.

The person

To be successful, applicants will need to meet the following selection criteria:

  • First-Class Honours, or Masters degree
  • Maths, physics, engineering, or computer science background
  • Programming skills (MATLAB, etc) are essential
  • MRI/NMR or medical imaging knowledge/experience is a plus

To be eligible to apply you must also meet the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ, please visit the Graduate School's website.

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion website ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.


$27,596 per annum tax-free (2019 rate), indexed annually.


To discuss this role please contact Dr Hongfu Sun at [email protected].

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The University of Queensland Sir Fred Schonell Dr
st lucia, QLD, Australia

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