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PhD Scholarship in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry - Closed

PhD Scholarship in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry is now closed.

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED

About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Office of Research and Development has a PhD scholarship available for Honours/MSc students with strong skill sets in synthetic medicinal chemistry to study under the supervision of Dr Hendra Gunosewoyo in an ARC project.

The project aims to develop chemical probes capable of inhibiting the transport of essential mycolic acid across the cell wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  The emergence of resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis necessitates the identification of new, validated biological target(s) in the current control of tuberculosis. Preliminary data in this proposal demonstrate the discovery of indoleamides as a novel chemcal entity.  Development of these indoleamides may provide insights into a novel mechanism of action that could be targeted in combination with existing antitubercular agents.

Student type
  • Future Students
  • Health Sciences
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research

Non-gender specific

  • Australian Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • International students
  • New Zealand Citizen
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded



The successful candidate shall receive an annual stipend of $26,288 (2016) tax-free which will be indexed for the duration of the award.  The scholarship shall be for three years with a maximum possible extension of up to six months.

The tuition fee for a domestic candidate shall be covered by the Research Training Scheme (RTS).  For a successful international student, the scholarship will also cover tuition fees for the duration of the award. 

Eligibility criteria
  • Honours 1 in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry;
  • MSc by Research in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry.

How to apply

Application process

Interested applicants, please email initial expression of interest to Dr Hendra Gunosewoyo with the following information:

  • CV
  • transcripts

 * shortlisted applicants will be contacted to apply for admission via Curtin online e-application:

** scholarship is subject to approval of admission at Curtin in the HDR course.

Need more information?

Dr Hendra Gunosewoyo
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Building 306, Office 103
Bentley campus
Curtin University
Tel: 08 92662769

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