[csaa-forum] PhD scholarship on PIED use

David Moore D.Moore at curtin.edu.au
Thu Mar 8 10:07:59 ACST 2018

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The National Drug Research Institute<http://ndri.curtin.edu.au/> (NDRI) invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates for a PhD scholarship related to an Australian Research Council-funded qualitative sociological research project in the area of performance and image-enhancing drug (PIED) use. The scholarship will be awarded to support a qualitative project focusing on, but not limited to, the following issues:

*        Drugs and body image

*        Drugs and masculinities

*        Drugs in sport and fitness

*        Pharmaceutical drug use

The scholarship project is based in the Social Studies of Addiction Concepts (SSAC) research program<https://addictionconcepts.com/> at the National Drug Research Institute, Melbourne.

The Scholarship
The scholarship carries an annual tax-free stipend starting at $27,082 per year for three years, will commence before 30 June, 2018 (exact timing is negotiable), and is based at NDRI's Melbourne office, currently located on Fitzroy.

The Institute
NDRI is a centre for excellence in alcohol and other drug research and receives core funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. It is one of the largest centres of alcohol and other drug research expertise in Australia, employing about 30 research staff in Perth and Melbourne across a range of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, epidemiology, psychology and public health. It has a strong national and international profile, and is involved in collaborative research in Australia and overseas.

The Applicant
The successful applicant will:
*           be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian Permanent Resident;
*           hold or expect to obtain First Class or Upper Second Honours or equivalent results and have experience in sociology, gender studies, anthropology, or a related discipline (e.g. youth studies);
*           be able to undertake field research (interviews, observation) or other empirical research.


Further information on the application process, NDRI's Melbourne office and the SSAC program is available here<http://ndri.curtin.edu.au/news-events/ndri-news/phd-scholarship-call-for-expressions-of-interest>.


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