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Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Advanced Food Enginomics

Applications are invited for a PhD position in mechanical engineering to join The University of Sydney. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for three years in Australia. Applications are welcome before November 15, 2018.

The Centre of Excellence in Advanced Food Enginomics (CAFE) was established at the University of Sydney in 2017. The Centre aims to meet the food and health challenges of the 21st century by creating and delivering nutritious and wholesome processed foods to improve human well-being. The Centre of Excellence in Advanced Food Enginomics (CAFE) is offering Scholarships for students with a background in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering or relevant field to undertake a PhD as part of our reputed research team. The CAFE comprises a cross-disciplinary cluster of high profile researchers. All research will be conducted using the state-of-art facilities and equipment located at the Faculty of Engineering, Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Institute of Agriculture. Its purpose is to support their academic course fees and living costs whilst undertaking a PhD as part of the Centre's research team.

The Scholarship is open to applicantswho have applied for Admissions for full-time studies in a PhD or with an unconditional full-time offer to study for a PhD in chemical engineering, bioengineering, food chemistry or a similar relevant field within the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney. Applicants must have a strong honours degree in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Food Chemistry or relevant field. Applicants who wish to apply for this Scholarship as a supplementary Scholarship must hold one of the following: Faculty of Engineering and IT Research Scholarship (EITRS). Applicants may apply for one or more of the six available projects. Please ensure you read the project documentto see what you must address in order to be eligible as part of your application. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of: (a) ability to work independently and collaboratively across different research disciplines and industry, (b) excellent communication and interpersonal skills with high level of competency in both written and spoken English, and An expression of interest in one or more of the following projects: (a) Project 1: a demonstrated knowledge of material/polymer engineering, mechanical engineering, process design, physics and chemistry and interest and experience in material development, electronics, design and the use of analytics system and equipment. © Project 3: A degree in a related field of engineering (e.g. chemical or mechanical) or science (e.g. chemistry or microbiology). (d) Project 4: A degree in a related field of engineering (e.g. chemical or mechanical) or a degree in food science/chemistry. (e) Project 5: a demonstrated knowledge of material engineering, electrochemistry, physics, chemistry and the use of analytics system and equipment and interest in material processing, biosensor design and food safety. (f) Project 6: strong experience knowledge in polymer engineering, material engineering and chemistry and interest and experience in polymer, biopolymer, packaging and food waste reduction. The recommendation of two academic referees. An interview will be required as part of the selection process. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor in the Centre of Excellence in Advanced Food Enginomics.

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the current RTP rate (indexed to the RTP rate on January One each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months. Academic course fees are also provided for a successful international applicant for the same duration as stipend allowance. Successful applicants who receive this Scholarship as supplementary scholarship will receive a stipend allowance of up to $10,000 per annum (fixed amount) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. Successful recipient(s) may apply for an extension of up to 6 months. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship, will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding the potential extension period. The Scholarship is not deferrable or transferable to another area of research. No other amount is payable. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding. Progression is subject to passing the annual progress review.

Further information on the area of research can be obtained from Professor Fariba Dehghani at:fariba.dehghani@sydney.edu.au


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