You will have a strong background in physical science (Honours/Masters degree equivalent), ideally with prior experience of molecular dynamics or computational chemistry. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Successful applicants will be part of a large team of research fellows, post-doctoral researchers and fellow PhD students supported through Australian Research Council projects.
First preference will be given Australian citizens/permanent residents, though fee scholarships will be available for exceptional overseas students.
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