ARC Centre of Excellence in Peptide and Protein Science PhD Scholarship

Updated: about 14 hours ago
Location: Mount Lawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 12 Nov 2021

At a glance

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Innovations in Peptide and Protein Science (CIPPS) strives to build a critical understanding of peptides and proteins to unleash the potential of these biomolecules for human benefit. We will discover nature’s untapped reservoir of peptides and proteins, decode their structures and functions, and develop enhanced synthetic technologies to address biology’s next grand challenge—the design of peptides and proteins for targeted scientific, agricultural, biotechnology, animal health and pharmaceutical applications.

ECU Food and Agricultural Proteomics is equipped with state-of-the-art proteomics facilities and recognised worldwide for vast experience in proteomics. In this role, the successful applicant will conduct PhD research supported by the team at ECU, but aligned with researchers at University of Queensland, University of Sydney, Queensland University of Technology, ANU, Monash University and CSIRO.

The School of Science is committed to undertaking high quality research and are looking for two (2) full time PhD students who can demonstrate excellent research capability.

This is your opportunity to:

  • contribute to solving real world problems;
  • work on a multidisciplinary, collaborative research project and develop new skills; and
  • have access to word class equipment, develop novel techniques and become a game changer

Eligibility guidelines

Applicants should have a high level of achievement, including an Honours degree, Masters by Research or equivalent. The degree could be in a range of relevant fields, such as the chemical or biological sciences. Applicants should also have a strong interest in food or agriculture.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must:

  • be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, or hold permanent Australian resident status;
  • meet the PhD admission requirements at ECU
  • be able to demonstrate strong background and competencies in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Peptide/Protein Science, Mass Spectrometry, Proteomics; and
  • be enrolled by January 2022


The successful applicants will receive a scholarship of $28,106 per year for 3 years pending compliance with milestone and candidacy requirements.


ECU Joondalup campus WA or CSIRO, St Lucia QLD

How to apply

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an expression of interest to Prof Michelle Colgrave.

Please ensure the below documents are attached to the email:

  • a cover letter that includes a brief statement of your suitability with respect to the above key requirements. Please indicate your preference to be based in Brisbane or Perth;
  • a curriculum vitae (CV), including a list of your published research;
  • evidence of English-language proficiency (only relevant for applicants whose previous studies were not in English); and
  • any relevant supporting documents of prior research.

Expressions of interest will only be accepted via email and will not be accepted through alternate avenues such as online job sites including Seek.

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