University of Queensland PhD Scholarship in Chemistry
The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) combines the disciplines of Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Parasitology into a single academic unit. The School has modern research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and research infrastructure. The School includes over 50 academic staff, who are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds. Information about the School may be found on the web site http://www.scmb.uq.edu.au.
The successful applicant will join a research program targeting innovative approaches to inventing new designer catalysts, which will be used to streamline the laboratory synthesis of pharmaceutically-relevant molecules. This research utilises computer-based modelling to speed up, and reduce the environmental burden of traditional catalyst development efforts. The successful applicant will gain training in the use of high-performance computing to perform sophisticated molecular modelling studies, enabled through access to Australia's major supercomputer infrastructure. The research program is supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant and involves close collaboration with experimental chemists at Monash University (Melbourne).
Applicants must hold, or be awarded by 30 June 2016, a 1st Class Honours degree or Masters degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry. Undergraduate training in organic chemistry is essential. Additional background in physical chemistry, theoretical chemistry, and/or mathematics, while not essential, would also be advantageous.
Domestic and international applicants are welcome to apply. For international applicants the award of the scholarship is conditional upon the applicant receiving a UQI tuition fee scholarship from UQ.
The stipend is equivalent to the APA rate, $26,288, indexed annually. The scholarship will be for three (3) years with the possibility of a six(6)-month extension and is subject to the UQ Research Scholarship General Conditions. For international applicants the award of the scholarship is conditional upon the applicant receiving a UQI tuition fee scholarship from UQ.
To discuss this role please contact Dr Elizabeth Krenske at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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