Open applications for the 2018 Conference Sponsorship Program

Open applications for the 2018 Conference Sponsorship Program

The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer is pleased to confirm applications for the 2018 Conference Sponsorship Program are now open.

This program is for conferences/workshops held in NSW in 2018 and applications are due by COB Friday 10 November 2017.

Information on the program and relevant documentation on the website below:

Applications open for the GapSummit 2017 in Washington DC

Applications open for the GapSummit 2017 in Washington DC

GapSummit 2017 is an international and intergenerational leadership summit – bringing together 100 exceptional students, researchers & entrepreneurs like you from 50+ countries to discuss & solve gaps in the world’s bio- economy.

GapSummit will be power-packed with speakers including Google alumni, digital health pioneers from Stanford, pharma CEOs & academic leaders who will engage with 100 selected attendees during keynotes, interactive seminars & workshops.

After two successful Summits, GapSummit 2014 and GapSummit 2016 in Cambridge University UK, GapSummit comes to the USA for the first time in 2017 to be hosted at the historic Georgetown University in the McDonough School of Business in Washington DC.

Applications deadline: 31 December 2016. Click here for more info & to apply.

Seeking emerging leaders to join the NSW EMCR Network Committee

Seeking emerging leaders to join the NSW EMCR Network Committee

The PhD degree attracts the brightest minds around, and trains them in critical thinking, project management and problem solving skills. Ironically, these degree programs often leave students uncertain about their future job opportunities. The NSW EMCR Network (, which is fully funded by the NSW Dept. of Industry, seeks to connect PhD students and EMCRs with representatives from a wide range of industries, showcasing PhD-level careers and providing opportunities for skills development and training.
The NSW EMCR Network is a formal non-profit organisation run by a core committee of 6-8 members.  In order to continue development of our Network, we are seeking enthusiastic, organised people who are keen to set themselves apart and develop their leadership skills to join our committee. This is a great way to enhance your CV, show initiative, and gain experience in a non-academic environment. Please send expressions of interest, including a 1 pg. CV, to by Friday 30 September 2016.
PwC Insight Analytics are Recruiting

PwC Insight Analytics are Recruiting

Many thanks to Scott Albin, Director of PwC’s Insight Analytics team, for participating in a very engaging NSW EMCR event on Data Science.

The PwC team is hiring graduates and vacationers, download the job specification here.


3 year Post-doc position, Bioengineered Diabetes Therapy @ USYD

3 year Post-doc position, Bioengineered Diabetes Therapy @ USYD

Professor Bernie Tuch from the University of Sydney is seeking applicants for a 3 year research associate/senior research associate position in bioengineered diabetes therapy.

Role Overview:

The aim of this Project is to test the efficacy of a bioengineered device containing encapsulated insulin-producing cells as a therapy for insulin-dependent diabetes.

The successful candidate will be located at The University of Sydney and will need to liaise with external collaborators including polymer chemists at Qld University of Technology (QUT) and a translational diabetologist in Sydney. Bioengineered devices are being provided by QUT.

The Project entails testing the efficacy of the device seeded with insulin-producing cells in diabetic laboratory mice, both immunodeficient and immunocompetent, transplanting at different sites. Optimization of the device and/or its implantation may be required to achieve the desired outcome, namely the consistent normalization of blood glucose levels in the diabetic recipients.

It is expected that a successful outcome from the 3 years of the Project will be the basis for an application to carry out a phase1b/2a trial in people with type 1 diabetes.

Please see this attachment for more information.

Or contact Prof Tuch directoy:


PhD Scholarships in Nanomedicine and Bio-medical Engineering

PhD Scholarships in Nanomedicine and Bio-medical Engineering

A limited amount of domestic and international PhD Scholarships are available for outstanding students to start at Macquarie University in beautiful Sydney. The Scholarships (maximum AU $29,849 per annum) are tax free for up to three years . The Scholarship application deadline is the 1st of July, 2015.

An interest in materials chemistry, self-assembly, material characterisation methods and nanomedicine is needed. You will be expected to work closely with our team on porous nanoparticles and their interaction with proteins in living systems. It is hoped that the candidate will help advance our understanding of protein corona formation on nanoparticles, as well as in the synthesis of nanoparticles, such as quantum dots, up-conversion, mesoporous silica and carbon based nanoparticles.

Experience with the characterization of nanoparticles using DLS, TEM, SEM, AFM, XRD and the characterization of their surface properties would be highly desirable. Experience in the life sciences such as with the manipulation of nanoparticles in cell culture studies would be beneficial.

The student will be expected to interact and collaborate with the wider research community at the Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics ( A Master’s by research degree or equivalent with clear evidence of research outputs such as a list of research publications is a requirement. You should have an average IELTS of 6.5 and above or the equivalent result in TOEFL. Other eligibility requirements are listed here

These scholarships are a part of a new ARC Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, and will be supervised by Dr Alf Garcia-Bennett,, a leading researcher in mesoporous silica, (

To apply, send a short email which includes a single paragraph of your proposed research project for the Scholarship, your attached resume and evidence of recent English language test result (this is not necessary for native English speakers) to Dr Tom Lawson, by the 1st of July 2015. Macquarie University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity and social inclusion.

Applications open for the Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program (MDCTP) 2015.

Applications open for the Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program (MDCTP) 2015.

The MDCTP is delivered by leading technology business incubator ATP Innovations and the NSW Office for Health and Medical Research. Graduates of the 2014 program have started companies, raised capital from investors, engaged industry partners and received $1.2M in developmental grants to-date and created new job opportunities in Australia and abroad.

ATP Innovations will select up to 20 candidates to participate in the 2015 program. Successful candidates will develop skills in entrepreneurship, medical device design, development and commercialisation during the 3-month intensive program. Select candidates who successfully complete the MDCTP in 2015 may also be awarded educational scholarships, sponsored opportunities to explore global markets or seed capital to start their own business, in order to foster medical research and commercialisation in NSW.

Post-doctoral researchers and clinicians, Doctoral, PhD and Masters candidates’ completing their degree this year who are based in NSW are eligible. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in medical device innovation and commercialisation. Ideally, candidates will have access to intellectual property of their own, or belonging to their institution or company and a track record of accomplishment and publication in their field.

Key Dates:
Applications open Wednesday 27th  May : Applications close Thursday 25th  June
Shortlist Interview Week of July 6th
Program starts Week of 10th  August : Program finish Week of 26th  October
Showcase event Early November

Interested parties can apply by visiting