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Novel Green & Sustainable Surfactants

About This PhD Project

Project Description

PhD Scholarship for Industry-lead project in the Chemicals & Polymers Graduate Research Industry Partnership - Sustainable Surfactants Research

Monash University (Australia) is offering a new PhD project working directly with the company Albright & Wilson as part of the Chemicals & Polymers Manufacturing Industry Network

This unique, exciting opportunity exists for a chemist/materials scientist to join a select group of exceptionally talented candidates interested in the chemical and polymers industry.
You will work directly with industry and top researchers, driving innovation within the chemicals and polymers industry as part of our GRIP.
This program offers exceptional opportunities for its graduates to work directly with industry, build networks, develop business acumen and move directly into a job at the end of your PhD.

The Opportunity
ExpressionS of Interest are sought from outstanding PhD candidates for a project working with Albright & Wilson (Australia) exploring the development of sustainable surfactants.

Integral to your PhD you will:
• take up an industry based PhD topic with enhanced support and exclusive training in both advanced technical and business topics delivered jointly with industry;
• work with the national and international industry, focussing on an innovation agenda for long-term sustainability and economic growth;
• undertake an internship, mentored by exceptional industry leaders and top academic researchers at Monash;
• be awarded a tax free scholarship.

The Australian chemicals and polymers (C&P) industry is the second largest manufacturing industry in Australia, contributing over $11.6 billion to the economy. The C&P manufacturing sector needs new technologies and processes to ensure long-term growth. There is a need for elite, highly-trained, innovation-focussed experts to drive new products and processes in this critically important sector.
Monash is Top 30 in the world for the combined capability in chemistry, chemical engineering and materials engineering/science, with recent investment into this area exceeding $100M and strong partnerships with over 20 industry participants.

The PhD program will be based in a state-of-the-art building on the Clayton campus (Melbourne), with high-quality laboratories and facilities, including the very best industry standard equipment.

Candidate Requirements
Applications are sought from students with a H1 (first class or equivalent) honours degree or Masters degree in a range of relevant discipline areas involving chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science. Experience in CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS, particularly ORGANIC SYNTHESIS is a requirement for this position. Applicants will also need to meet the University’s minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to the PhD program.

Three year tenure full-time, $$33,092 p.a.; i.e. 2020 rate + $5,000 top-up

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
Submit your expression of interest to Professor Andrea Robinson () and copy your email to Professor Antonio Patti ()

EOIs shall comprise:
• A cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant’s suitability (1 x A4 page maximum)
• A CV / Resume, including a list of any published works
• A full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation
• Contact details of two academic referees
• Evidence of English-language proficiency (international applicants only)

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

Application CLOSING DATE January 26th 2020

For further information please contact Professor Tony Patti (+61 3 9905 1620 (Office) email: )

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