PhD Scholarship at The University of Queensland

International students are invited for a PhD scholarship in mathematics at The University of Queensland. This position is available for 3 years. Candidates are welcome before September 01, 2019.

The University of Queensland, ranked consistently among the world's top universities according to several key independent rankings, has educated and worked with outstanding people for more than a century to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

You will work on the research of modelling light-emitting molecules/materials, especially those with potential application in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The research is highly interdisciplinary and It will involve a range of computer modelling methods and techniques in the area of quantum chemistry, chemical physics, and data science. You will work under the supervision of Dr Xiuwen Zhou ( within the School of Mathematics and Physics (SMP) and will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other leading researchers from UQ and other Australian and international universities.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane's city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment - you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer (Level B) position is equivalent to that of an Assistant Professor position in the US.

You possess a MSc or a BSc with Honours, with a strong motivation in tackling challenges in multi-disciplinary areas. Background in computational/theoretical chemistry and/or computational condensed-matter physics and skills in programming are desirable, but not essential.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

The scholarship consists of tuition fees, a living stipend and Overseas Student Health Cover (for international applicants). The current stipend is valued at $27,596 per annum (2019) for 3 years, with two possible six-month extensions, and is subject to UQ’s HDR admissions and scholarship policy requirements. You will also be eligible to apply for an additional grant for travel over the life of the project from SMP.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking,development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

To discuss this role please contact Dr Xiuwen Zhou by email at

This position is available until 31 August 2019 unless a suitable candidate is found prior. To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below.

Deadline: September 01, 2019
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