PhD Scholarships in Civil and Chemical Engineering
Job no: 497773
Area: Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE): APA Industry Post 2005 Scholar NBAN ($31,298.00 - $31,298.00)
Work type: Full Time - Scholarship
Location: St Lucia
PhD Scholarships in Civil and Chemical Engineering "creating a circular economy"
The University of Queensland
The Federal Government 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia exercise confirmed The University of Queensland as one of the nation's top two universities, measured by the quality of its comprehensive range of specialised research fields. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong), Times Higher Education, and QS all rank UQ in the top 100 universities, globally. UQ is one of Australia's Group of Eight, and a founding member of Universitas 21, an international consortium of leading research-intensive universities.
The 45,500-strong student community at UQ includes more than 10,000 postgraduate scholars and more than 11,000 international students from 162 countries. The University has more than 7,000 academic and professional staff and a $1.6 billion annual operating budget. Its major campuses are at St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton and Herston, in addition to teaching and research sites around Queensland and Brisbane city. The University has six faculties and eight institutes funded by government and industry grants, philanthropy and commercialization activities.
The successful candidates will receive systematic training in Biological processes, (Bio)electrochemistry, and Polymer and Organic Chemistry, depending on the project involved. The student will conduct detailed laboratory scale investigations to fundamentally understand relevant processes and reveal mechanisms, pilot plant and/or field investigations of the effectiveness of the concept and validation, and development of a various models, depending on the project. The candidate will be housed in an excellent research environment with excellent laboratory facilities and expertise.
The candidate will have a master's degree or 1st Class Honours degree or equivalent in science and domestic applicants should be eligible for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent (for more information, please visit: http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/domestic-student-scholarships). Background in environmental and/or chemical engineering is desirable. International applicants must meet the University of Queensland's English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements detailed at http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/english-language-proficiency-requirements.
Mandatory requirements for international applicants:
1. At least 1 high quality research publication or practical experience in the relevant field;
2. Excellent academic performance evidenced by a high Grade Point Average (GPA).
The base stipend will be at the rate of AUD $30,000 per annum (2015 rate) tax-free for three years with the possibility of a six month extension in approved circumstances.
To discuss this role please contact Dr. Ilje Pikaar (firstname.lastname@example.org). To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. It is mandatory that all applicants MUST supply the following documents: Cover letter, your detailed resume and complete academic records (including GPA scores/grades, and grading scale details).
Application closing date
Monday, 31 August 2015 at 11:59pm E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time