University of New Soth Wales (UNSW Sydney)
Open PhD Positions -
Macromolecular and Bioorganic Chemistry / Nanomaterial Science
PhD students are supported by scholarships that cover living expenses and waive tuition fees.
Location: University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia), School of Chemical Engineering – WichLab.com
Starting Date: 2018 / 2019
Duration: 3-3.5 years
Title: Biopolymer-based Nanomaterials for Applications in Drug Delivery and Catalysis
Nature’s polymers, such as polysaccharides and proteins show a remarkable versatility as multifunctional materials. They can be easily modified with the toolkit of bioorganic chemistry and are particularly attractive because of their degradability and biocompatibility. Since they are structurally well-defined biopolymers they can be used for the formation of multifunctional nanomaterials, for example for the delivery of therapeutic drugs or being part of advanced molecular machines. The open PhD projects will focus on the preparation of biopolymer-based nanomaterials using various chemistry and nano/biotechnological approaches.
Key techniques (projects can be adjusted based on interest and experience): organic chemistry, biochemistry, bioconjugation methods, nanoparticle preparation, bio assays, cell culture
The successful candidate will work in a highly interdisciplinary and world-leading research environment and will be a member of the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD) and the Australian Center for NanoMedicine (ACN). The PhD degree at UNSW is a 3–3.5 year research-intensive course (there is no requirement to teach lab courses or give seminars and tutorials). Research will primarily be based at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. However, international research stays, and conference visits are encouraged and will be supported during the PhD time. PhD students are supported by scholarships that cover living expenses and waive tuition fees.
School of Chemical Engineering
How to apply
For any information about the application process contact our GRC application manager Rebecca Fischer on fischer[at]gostralia.de or +49 (0)711 400 910 40
The University of Western Australia
Scholarships for 12 research projects in Honey Bee Research
The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Honey Bee Products is looking for up to 12 PhD students:
- Mapping of bee hive sites – Bryan Boruff
- License to operate – Clare Mouat and Bryan Boruff
- Valuing the bee credit – Ben White
- Modelling year round bee hive sites – Michael Renton
- Leptospermum bee hive sites – Michael Renton
- Leptospermum breeding for Manuka honey – Janine Croser
- Nectar production from Leptospermum species – Erik Veneklaas
- Chemistry and health benefits of WA honey – Cornelia Locher and Katherine Hammer
- Molecular markers for bee disease tolerance – Julia Grassl
- Assays to monitor bee health status – Julia Grassl
- Hygienic bee behaviours for pest management - Julia Grassl
- Marketing the honey chain of custody – Thierry Volery, Sharon Purchase and Fang Liu
Further information is available on the CRC website
The CRC will provide a 3 year stipend of $30,000 per annum via UWA. These students will have two supervisors and an industry supervisor. They will have to report on their research outcomes quarterly.
The CRC will host an annual conference and these will be held either in Perth, Adelaide or on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact the responsible supervisors within the CRC directly or Dr. Michaela Krug von Vacano, krug[at]gostralia.de