PhD Synthesis of Biomimetic Materials Scholarship at The University of Queensland Partially-Funded

Date limite : 31 déc. 2019

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PhD Synthesis of Biomimetic Materials Scholarship at The University of Queensland Partially-Funded

The University of Queensland in Australia has launched its Biotechnology PhD by research Scholarship. As a part of Professor Alan Rowan’s ARC Laureate fellowship, this project aims to understand how soft materials in the human body can be precisely modeled to produce sophisticated and responsive materials.

The interdisciplinary nature of the project and diverse background of researchers within the Rowan group will provide the candidate with access to cutting edge equipment and training in new research areas such as high-resolution microscopy, tissue culture, rheology, and bioengineering. The outcomes of this project will be applied in tissue engineering and immunology through responsive soft matter and robotics.

Selection criteria


  • Applications are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic, international and domestic graduates of high scholarly caliber as follows:
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biotechnology with Class I or IIA honors from UQ OR equivalent OR coursework masters with approved results in the research component and a Grade Point Average of 5.5 on a 7 point scale OR at least 2 years relevant professional experience and/or past research publication output is desirable. 

English Proficiency:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.
  • TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.
  • TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.
  • Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.
  • BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
  • CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

The candidate should have a background in physical organic and/or polymer chemistry, with experience in structural and material characterization.

Funding and Duration

This is a partially-funded scholarship, as it covers only living stipend, at a value of $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually for three years, with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter that addresses how you meet the requirements for participation in the project.
  2. A detailed academic CV with a focus on past research and laboratory skills and details of two referees.
  3. Academic transcript/s.

The University of Queensland 

The University of Queensland (UQ) is a public research university, primarily located in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia. Founded in 1909 by the state parliament, UQ Is Australia’s fifth oldest university, colloquially known as a sandstone university. UQ is considered to be one of Australasia's leading universities and is ranked as one of the most reputable universities in the world. 

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Pays hôte: Australie

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