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Scholarship details

Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Scholarships

Status: Closed

Applications open: 15/04/2021
Applications close: 14/06/2021

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About this scholarship

One merit based PhD scholarship is available for the holder to conduct research in a project funded by Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia.

This project investigates the potential of microbially induced biominerals for applications as in-situ barriers in different mining environments. The study will involve development of novel microbial based biocement barriers and approaches to advance our understanding of microbial-mineral interactions under varying physico-chemical conditions in mining environments. This is a multidisciplinary project and requires knowledge of microbiology, molecular biology, geochemistry and advanced OMICS tools to investigate biomineralisation mechanisms.
 

  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Engineering courses
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International Student
  • Merit Based

  • The successful candidate shall receive a stipend valued at $28,597 per annum, tax-free (indexed annually).
  • The duration of the scholarship is three years with a possible extension of up to six months providing that the student meets eligibility guidelines as per the conditions of award.
  • If the successful candidate is an international student, the scholarship will cover tuition fees offset for the duration of the award. 

Scholarship Details

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The applicant must meet the academic entry requirement for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy program including the English proficiency levels set by Curtin University  https://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au/research/  
 

  • Bachelor’s degree (H1 or First Class Honours) in Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/Biomedical Sciences/ Chemical engineering or related fields.
  • Knowledge or Master’s degree in relevant research field including publications is desirable.
  • On-shore candidates will be preferred 

Application process

Please send an expression of interest (one page) together with: 

  • CV (including publication works and two academic referees), 
  • English testing score (international applicants only) and 
  • Transcripts of academic record 

Contact email address: navdeep.dhami@curtin.edu.au and laura.kuhar@csiro.au 
Contact name: Dr Navdeep Dhami and Dr Laura Kuhar

 

Enrolment Requirements

The successful candidate must enrol full-time into the PhD program and meet their Milestone (candidacy) requirements.

Enquiries

For further information please contact:

Dr Navdeep Dhami 
School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering 
Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia 
Email: navdeep.dhami@curtin.edu.au 
and 
Dr Laura Kuhar 
Minerals Resources 
CSIRO, Karawara, Perth, WA, Australia 
Email: laura.kuhar@csiro.au

Further Information

The applications will be examined continuously and the selected candidates will be invited for an online interview.

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