PhD: AIBN Group Leader Living Allowance Scholarship

Aug 08, 2016
Nov 08, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling. With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.

Information about the Institute can be accessed on the Institute's web site at


The role

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programs are typically 3.5 – 4 years and 1.5-2 years in duration respectively. The PhD is the entry qualification for those who wish to teach and research in an Australian university.

A PhD is about learning new skills, how to do research, and becoming an independent researcher. We recognise that students will come to us from different backgrounds in order to learn these new skills and we welcome interest from talented individuals from anywhere on the globe.

Our PhD and MPhil programs aim to:

  • create successful, independent researchers

  • create networking and career opportunities

  • emphasise publishing at all stages

  • provide material support and financial incentive for timely progress


The person

Applicants will meet the requirements of admission to a Research Higher Degree at UQ, as described at This includes evidence of one of the following:

  • A bachelor's degree with honours class IIA or better from approved universities, which should include a relevant research component.

  • A research master's degree.

  • A coursework master's degree and an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale, which should include a relevant research component.

  • A postgraduate degree of at least one year full-time equivalent with an overall GPA (grade point average) equivalent to 5.0 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with demonstrated research experience equivalent to honours IIA will be considered for PhD entry on a case by case basis.

  • A bachelor's degree plus at least two years of documented relevant research experience, including research publications.


English language proficiency requirements apply.



The base stipend will be at the rate of AUD $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) tax-free for three years with the possibility of a six month extension in approved circumstances.



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