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.