PhD Scholarship at The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland is offering PhD position. This fellowship is available for all students around the world. Applicants should apply before November 27, 2018.

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) at the University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's leading schools in the disciplines of chemistry and biosciences ( and hosts a number of first-class research centres with state-of-the-art laboratories and research infrastructure.

The successful candidate will undertake fundamental research directed the development of new technologies for increasing the environmental sustainability of the chemical manufacturing industry. The research will involve a range of computer modelling techniques including quantum chemistry, molecular mechanics, and data science. The candidates will work under the supervision of Dr Elizabeth Krenske ( within SCMB and will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other leading researchers from UQ and other Australian and international universities.

Applicants will possess a 1st Class Honours degree or equivalent in Chemistry. A strong background in organic chemistry is essential. Further background in computational or theoretical chemistry and/or computer programming is desirable, but not essential.

Applicants must fulfil the PhD admission criteria for the University of Queensland, including English language requirements, and demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research. Demonstration of research ability through publication output in peer reviewed international journals is desirable.

For further information on the Basis of Admission to a UQ research higher degree, please visit International applicants must meet the University of Queensland’s English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements, detailed at Successful applicants must accept and commence within 6 months of receiving an award.

Prospective students will be provided with assistance to apply for a scholarship. Domestic students will be expected to apply for an APA or equivalent scholarship, while international students will be expected to apply for UQ scholarships for international students for stipend and tuition support.

Students who are unable to win one of these scholarships may be considered for a stipend equivalent to an APA of $27,082 per annum tax free (2018 rate, indexed annually) for three years with the possibility of two six-month extensions in approved circumstances, subject to the UQ Research Scholarship General Conditions ( and PPL 4.80.01 UQ Research Scholarships).

Candidates will also be eligible to apply for an additional grant for project costs and travel over the life of the project from SCMB.

To discuss these roles please contact Dr Elizabeth Krenske by email at

Applications for these positions close on Tuesday, November 27th 2018.

To submit an application, please email All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter and Resume.


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