Available Scholarships

HDR scholarships available for domestic and international students interested in applied bioactives research in close collaboration with industry.  As a successful candidate you will benefit from an innovative training programme in technical and transferable professional skills that prepare you for an exciting career in bioactives research and development. You are also expected to spend time (up to 12 months) in placements with industry partners.

You will be part of a diverse multicultural team of students and academics and work closely with industry partners on their bioactives R&D needs. As we are an ARC Training Centre, building the capacity of the future research workforce is core to FAAB activities which means you are expected to participate in professional learning that may or may not directly relate to your research topic but gives you the skills required to succeed in the modern R&D workplace. This includes placements in the industry of no more than 12 months. Domestic students are particularly encouraged to apply.

You may apply for one of the following projects on offer.

Project. Molecular simulation of bioactives

In this project, molecular dynamics simulations will be used to provide practical guidance into experimental studies of various bioactive systems of relevance to the Centre. Simulations will be used to predict the structures and properties of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. The outcomes of the project will complement parallel experimental programmes in the Center and will provide practical guidance into the next experimental steps to realise the overall goals of the work.

We are looking for candidates with a strong background in physical chemistry and a strong undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Physics or similar, preferably with experience in molecular simulation or computational chemistry.

  • Location: Deakin University, Waurn Ponds campus
  • Contact: Prof. Tiffany Walsh (tiffany.walsh@deakin.edu.au)

How to apply

All applicants should informally contact Associate Professor Alfonso Garcia-Bennett (faab@mq.edu.au) and/or the relevant project-specific contacts listed above, to discuss eligibility and project choice before formally applying to the university. Please send your CV and cover-letter to faab@mq.edu.au explaining why you are suitable for the proposed project(s).