New PhD opportunities in diverse algae research – August 2016 start

[Australia] The Climate Change Cluster (C3) at UTS is a world class integrated research institute delivering research excellence in the area of food and energy security, sustainability, ecological resilience, and global health. We have identified a number of key new roles that require PhD candidates with a range of specialist backgrounds including engineering, chemistry, bioinformatics, oceanography and photobiology.

Who is eligible to apply:
Applicants will need to meet the general PhD entry requirements of UTS. Overseas applications are welcomed (with current IELTS assessments), but Australian and New Zealand permanent residents will be preferred and successful applicant must commence their studies no later than 25 August 2016 (visa pending).

Funding: Successful applicants will receive an annually indexed postgraduate stipend of AUD $26,288 p.a. for three years.

Expressions of interest should be sent to individual project leaders by COB 8th July 2016.

Project details:

  • Algal molecular biology: Glyco- engineering of therapeutic proteins from microalgae . Supervisor Manoj Kumar
  • Sustainable Chemistry: Chemical processes to deliver bio-based high value products from microalgae.  Supervisor Bradley Williams
  • Systems biology approach to diatom photobiology:  Novel data-driven investigation of the complex photosynthetic process in diatoms. SupervisorJustin Ashworth
  • Biological oceanography: Strategies of resource allocation by phytoplankton under dynamic ocean environments. Supervisor David Suggett

Full project and contact details PDF iconC3 2016 PhD algae projects.pdf


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