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PhD Scholarship in Ecotoxicology

Status: Open
Applications accepted at any time

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About this scholarship

Description/Applicant information

The Curtin Ecotoxicology group has extensive expertise researching the impacts of oil and gas activities on the marine environment, which includes the development of environmentally acceptable drilling muds, the impacts of produced formation water discharge on marine fish, and the impacts and recovery of commercially important fish following oil spills. A parallel research program investigates the impacts of urban contamination on fish health using biochemical and molecular markers. The research translates into improved management practices to prevent or limit contamination of the environment.
Aims
The aim of the research project is to contribute to the development of a biomarker toolbox for the oil and gas industry. The exact nature of the research will depends on the candidate’s previous experience with biochemical markers and molecular techniques applicable to fish health.

Student type
  • Future Students
Faculty
  • Science & Engineering
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research
Gender

Non-gender specific

Nationality
  • Australian Citizen
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Maximum number awarded

1

Value

The Ecotoxicology Postgraduate Research Scholarship is intended for students of excellent research potential undertaking a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) in an area of relevance to the current Ecotoxicology research at Curtin. The area of research is focussed on the impacts of pollution by hydrocarbons on the aquatic environment.
The PhD candidate will join a small but recognised team of scientists working in the Curtin Aquatic Research Laboratories, a modern world-class facility for research using aquatic organisms.

$AUD 28,000 (per annum) for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory annual progress performance.

Eligible courses

PhD

Eligibility criteria

This PhD scholarship is for study in Australia. High achieving applicants with a first class Honours or equivalent and background experience suited to the field of ecotoxicological research are encouraged to make further enquires

Need more information?

For all enquiries please contact:
A/Prof. Marthe Monique Gagnon
08 9266 3723
m.gagnon@curtin.edu.au

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