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PhD Scholarship opportunity

“The Effect of Smelter Emissions on Worker Respiratory Health”


This innovative 4 year multidisciplinary industry partnership study proposes to evaluate the effect of exposure to heavy metals and irritant gases on the respiratory health of smelter workers using a retrospective and prospective study design.

The major outcomes of this leading-edge industry- based multidisciplinary study are expected to be recommendations on workplace risk controls and a medical surveillance program to protect the respiratory health of the smelter workers. The study will inform the metalliferous manufacturing industry and address some of the issues identified in the Parliamentary report into Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis (CWP). eg the systematic failure to diagnose and control the condition. As an above- compliance measure, this will be of benefit to workers, industry and the community generally, given the broad potential scope of recommendations.

Faculty: The position will be based in the faculties of ASSH (Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities)/SMAH (Science, Medicine & Health) at the University of Wollongong (UOW)


Study area: Occupational Medicine; Medical Science; Respiratory Health; Exercise Science; Occupational Hygiene; Occupational Health and Safety

Student type: Domestic students/Current students; Future students, Full time

Scholarship Value: The successful candidate will receive a tax-free stipend of $148,224 ($37,056 per annum tax free over 4 years), plus travel and expenses paid for field work in North Queensland for at least 3 site visits of approx. 3 weeks duration in total.


Application process

Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship should email a cover letter and their latest CV (including qualifications, relevant experience and authored publications) to Jane Whitelaw.


Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must: - Be a domestic student. - Have quantitative research and statistical analysis capabilities, good written and verbal communication skills and good organisational skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team and is expected to be located on UOW campus at least 3 days a week. Preferable qualifications include an Honours or Masters by research degree in Science, Medicine or Exercise Science, experience in project management and/or an understanding of respiratory health.


Application closing date: 30 September 2023.

Proposed Commencement date: Early 2024


Contact information

Jane Whitelaw – Respiratory Hygienist [email protected]

Senior Respiratory Scientist and Quality Manager, Physiology Service, Respiratory Medicine

Ongoing Appointment

Part Time - 0.4 EFT

Classification: Grade 4 Medical Scientist (RZ5-RZ7)

Located at The Alfred

Application closing date 21/9/23


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Job Title: Respiratory Scientist


Institution: Austin Health


Location: Melbourne, Victoria


FTE: Part-time (8 hrs/week)


Employment status: Fixed term (maternity leave cover nominally 12 months)


Remuneration: Grade 1-2 Scientist ($61,204 - $102,757 p.a. pro rata)


Closing Date: 22nd September 2023


Job description:

There is an exciting vacancy for a maternity leave cover (1 day/week, Thursday, maternity leave cover, nominally for 12 months) Grade 1 or 2 Respiratory Scientist in the Respiratory Laboratory, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Austin Hospital. Grading (1 or 2) will be in accordance with the applicable Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) as indicated in the position descriptions.

The Austin Respiratory Laboratory is a centre for excellence. As part of a teaching hospital, this large clinical laboratory service performs a comprehensive range of patient testing. The laboratory plays a cornerstone role in the department and has links to the wider hospital and to other clinical services and institutions, including services to the state-wide Victorian Respiratory Support Service and the Institute for Breathing and Sleep. This role will involve performing respiratory function testing as part of the team, both at the main campus and possibly at satellite laboratories.

The successful applicant(s) will be appropriately qualified and enjoy the combination of technical, inter-personal, clinical and physiology skills required for the position. Lung function testing experience is desirable.


Email expressions of interest or queries to: [email protected]

Respiratory Scientist - Respiratory and Sleep

Canberra Health Services


Health Professional Level 2

Salary Range: $70,679 - $97,028  (PN: 24824 - 02D9P)


Canberra Hospital Expansion Project – CHS is constructing a new critical services building called ‘Building 5’ which is a 44,000sqm nine storey building specifically designed to deliver state-of-the-art acute clinical services at the Canberra Hospital. Building 5 is the largest healthcare infrastructure project undertaken in the Territory’s history and it represents the largest clinical and operational change program to ever be implemented by Canberra Health Services. Building 5 integrates with a number of existing buildings at the Campus including Building 1 and Building 2, to facilitate a seamless public thoroughfare, patient transportation and back-of-house logistics distribution.


North Canberra Hospital - As of 3 July 2023 Calvary Public Hospital Bruce transitioned to CHS and became North Canberra Hospital. The transition will deliver a health system networked under one provider and will provide increased workforce opportunities for staff at both CHS sites. The ACT Government will be building a new northside hospital on the existing hospital campus in Bruce to meet the growing health care needs of our community, with construction to commence mid-decade providing more beds, increased services, and increased career opportunities.


What can we offer you:

  • City living without the traffic – click here to see why you should live in Canberra.
  • Competitive pay rates and excellent working conditions within a tertiary hospital.
  • Salary Packaging with many options that provide full fringe benefits tax concessions.
  • Flexible working conditions.
  • 5% Superannuation.
  • VISA/Sponsorship for eligible candidates.
  • Reimbursement of relocation expenses for interstate candidates (subject to review and approval).

About the Role:

The Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine (DRSM) provides both inpatient and outpatient services to the ACT and surrounding region. The department manages approximately 1,300 in-patient admissions annually. The department receives around 2,000 referrals per year for outpatient medical clinics. Our service includes the full range of care including respiratory and sleep diagnostic investigations and therapeutic interventions, interventional bronchoscopy (including EBUS) and specialised services for sleep disorders, TB, cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, interstitial lung disease and respiratory infections.


The Respiratory Physiology Laboratory (RPL) is accredited by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) to provide clinical services to adult and paediatric patients for the assessment and monitoring of respiratory conditions. The RPL provides a suite of respiratory assessment, including spirometry, lung volume measurements, gas transfer, bronchial provocation testing, cardiopulmonary exercise testing.


An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably qualified respiratory scientist to join the Department’s Allied Health team. This position requires subject matter expertise and the ability to work autonomously to conduct routine, and assist in complex, respiratory investigations according to procedures and standards for adult and paediatric populations.  The role includes supporting the management of the service, the provision of education and training for staff and students and requires participation in and contribution to continual professional development of the respiratory scientist group. Within CHS, the respiratory science profession is part of the Clinical Measurement Science (CMS) disciplines. Th CMS disciplines are cardiac, neurophysiology, respiratory and sleep sciences. Scientific staff employed across CMS work under a collective vision Clinical Measurement Science professionals deliver compassionate service through collaboration and excellence.


For more information regarding the position duties click here for the Position Description.


Contact Officer: Derek Figurski (02) 5124 2066 [email protected]

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Applications Close: 11 October 2023