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Development of novel photochromic dye-polymer conjugates


   Department of Materials Engineering

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About the Project

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled individual (must be an Australian citizen) to undertake a PhD in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Monash University, to develop novel photochromic dyes that can be conjugated to polymers and then incorporated into a variety of host materials. The successful applicant will be supervised by Prof Neil Cameron (Monash) and Prof Richard Evans (CSIRO), who are both located on the Clayton Research Precinct. The project is a partnership between Monash, CSIRO and Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), and is available to start from 1st October 2022.

A strong background in materials science/engineering and/or polymer/organic chemistry is essential. Applicants must also show excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to conduct self-motivated research. They should have a Bachelors or Masters Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area, together with experience of a significant research project and a record, where appropriate, of publishing their research in mainstream scientific journals.

Note: applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.

Faculty / Portfolio: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Location: Clayton campus, Monash University

Main Supervisor: Professor Neil Cameron

Remuneration: $40,000.00 p.a. 3.5 years full-time rate (pro-rata).

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, online if necessary. The interviews will be conducted in English.

Candidate Requirements

This scholarship is available to Australian citizens only. Applicants will be considered provided that they fulfil the criteria for PhD admission at Monash University and demonstrate excellent research capability. Details of the relevant requirements are available at http://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/future-students/apply  

Submit an Expression of Interest

EOIs shall comprise:

A cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant's suitability

·      A curriculum vitae, including a list of published works

·      A full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation

·      Contact details of two academic referees

Please submit this Expression of Interest (EOI) form https://forms.gle/Mxj9cfzzcUCiAekT6, preferably in the form of a single PDF attachment

Contact name

Email: [Email Address Removed]


Funding Notes

Only open to Australian citizens (a requirement of the project funder)
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