PhD Student Scholarships

Brisbane (Suburb), South East Queensland (AU)
Base stipend of AUD$27,596 per annum
March 06 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
PhD Studentship


The University of Queensland School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences is a leading international centre of teaching and research in the chemical and molecular life sciences.

Our chemistry and biomolecular research spans small synthetic molecules through to proteins, nucleic acids, viruses and microorganisms, and our materials research encompasses the design and synthesis of molecular devices, functional polymers and nanomaterials.

More than 50 full-time teaching and research staff and over 150 PhD students from around the world work in our modern research laboratories using state-of-the-art equipment and research infrastructure.

Details of our research interests are on our website

The role: We are seeking highly motivated graduate students to work on a number of new projects.

Candidates who hold a first-class Honours or Master’s degree in molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, chemistry, or related disciplines, are encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications from candidates with substantial laboratory experience, a systematic approach to problem solving, good writing skills, the ability to work well with others, and a strong desire to develop a successful research career.

Successful applicants will be awarded a scholarship package comprising a base stipend of AUD$27,596 per annum (2019 rate), indexed annually, plus tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) where applicable. For application details please visit


  • Advancing Knowledge of Tuberculosis (TB) Pathogenicity
  • Defence mechanisms in non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae
  • Developing a vaccine against Group A Streptococcus
  • Development of functional organic materials for opto-electronics
  • Exploring the evolution and ecology of non-photosynthetic Cyanobacteria
  • Flexible Molecular Crystals: Single Crystals that Bend, Stretch and Twist
  • Molybdenum enzyme electrochemical communication
  • Next-generation adjuvants to enhance protection against group A streptococcus
  • Precision-built dynamic and functional polymer vesicles
  • Solar-Driven Biocatalysis: Development of Cytochrome P450 Enzyme Systems for Pharmaceutical Synthesis in Microalgae
  • Structural insights into the flavivirus NS1 protein.
  • Structure of pathogenic flaviviruses by cryo-EM
  • The evolution and ecology of non-photosynthetic Cyanobacteria
  • Toll-like receptor 4 signalling in the pathology of dengue virus infection 

See all available projects at

Applications close date 30 April 2019