PhD Scholarship -school of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences

Applications are invited for a PhD position in organic chemistry to join The University of Queensland, Australia. The initial contract for this position is three years. Applications are invited up to October 31, 2019.

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) at the University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's leading schools in the disciplines of chemistry and biosciences ( and hosts a number of first-class research centres with state-of-the-art laboratories and research infrastructure.

The successful candidate will undertake fundamental research directed the development of new technologies for increasing the environmental sustainability of the chemical manufacturing industry. The research will involve a range of computer modelling techniques including quantum chemistry, molecular mechanics, and data science. The candidates will work under the supervision of A/Prof. Elizabeth Krenske ( within SCMB 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.

Applicants will possess a 1st Class Honours degree or equivalent in Chemistry, or expect to obtain such a qualification before December 31st 2019. A strong background in organic chemistry is essential. Further background in computational or theoretical chemistry and/or computer programming is desirable, especially including experience in transition state modelling.

Applicants must fulfil the PhD admission criteria for the University of Queensland, including English language requirements, and demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research. Demonstration of research ability through publication output in peer reviewed international journals is desirable.

For further information on the Basis of Admission to a UQ research higher degree, please visit International applicants must meet the University of Queensland’s English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements, detailed at Successful applicants must accept and commence within 6 months of receiving an award.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

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

Prospective students will be provided with assistance to apply for a scholarship. Domestic students will be expected to apply for an APA or equivalent scholarship, while international students will be expected to apply for UQ scholarships for international students for stipend and tuition support.

Students who are unable to win one of these scholarships may be considered for a stipend equivalent to an APA of $27,596 per annum (2019) per annum tax free (2019 rate, indexed annually) for three years with the possibility of two six-month extensions in approved circumstances, subject to the UQ Research Scholarship General Conditions ( and PPL 4.80.01 UQ Research Scholarships).

Candidates will also be eligible to apply for an additional grant for project costs and travel over the life of the project from SCMB.

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

To discuss this role please contact A/Prof. Elizabeth Krenske by email at

Applications for this position close on Monday, 31st October 2019.

All applications to be submitted via the processed outlined on the Grant-aligned priority PhD Scholarships page

Deadline: October 31, 2019
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