A funded PhD position is available for this collaborative project between Plant & Food Research and the University of Auckland. The project will focus on surface functionalisation of novel electrospun filters to provide anti-fouling properties. The student will investigate novel approaches to modification and development of stimuli-responsive membranes suitable for use in filtration of liquids, especially targeted toward fermented beverages.
The student will be based at the University of Auckland with the Travas-Sedjic Research Group and may require some time spent with the Bioresources Engineering & Chemistry team at Plant & Food Research Lincoln.
The successful candidate must be self-driven, enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary, multi-institution environment, have good scientific writing skills and have completed an Honours or Masters degree in a suitable major, including subjects such as polymer chemistry, materials science or electrochemistry.
Applicants should send their CV, two references, a statement of their research interest and their university transcript to [email protected] (Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, School of Chemical Sciences, The University of Auckland).