The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON PhD scholarships and opportunities

Climate Change

An Integrated Framework for Climate Change Adaptation Implementation for Local Governance in Australia

Closing Date: 29 June 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

CIFAL Newcastle has a PhD Scholarship opportunity available for students interested in undertaking research in the area of climate change. As part of this research project, the successful student will explore the growing need for local level implementation of more effective measures to reduce the effect of climate change vulnerability. This research proposes to develop an integrated framework for effective climate change response with practical implications for local government, policy-makers and community stakeholders.

Natural disaster

Capability Development for Catastrophic Events for the Emergency Management Sector

Closing Date: 29 June 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

CIFAL Newcastle has a PhD Scholarship opportunity available for students interested in undertaking research in the area of emergency management response. As part of this research project, the successful student will examine funding, political and resourcing priorities at a national level that will contribute to a national interoperability and resource sharing agenda; and investigates how collaboration and maturity can be encouraged across the sector and, to work together to build relationships and trust.

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Pathways to Improved Bushfire Disaster Resilience Policy

Closing Date: 29 June 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

CIFAL Newcastle has a PhD Scholarship opportunity available for students to join our team interested in undertaking research in the area of bushfire disaster resilience. As part of this research project, the successful student will investigate the role of communities of practice in shaping disaster resilience policy at a national to local levels.

Green DNA

Optimising the Use of the 2D Computer-Vision FaceMatch Algorithm to Enhance Opportunities for Novel Intellectual Disability Gene Discovery and Reduced Time to Diagnosis of Syndromic ID

Closing Date: 30 June 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

A computer science/biomedical science PhD scholarship to optimise the use of the 2D computer-vision FaceMatch algorithm (facematch.org.au) to enhance opportunities for novel gene discovery and improved interpretation of DNA sequencing data in the diagnosis of syndromic ID (computer science/ biostatistics/ mathematics/ biomedical science/ genetic counselling graduates welcome to apply)

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Development of Improved Treatments for Oesophageal Diseases

Closing Date: 10 July 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

The Therapeutic Targeting Research Group has a PhD Scholarship opportunity available for a student to join our team interested in undertaking research in the area of translational nanopharmaceutics. As part of this research project, the successful student will investigate innovative and improved pharmaceutical treatments for oesophageal diseases.

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Improving the Translation of School-Based Interventions Targeting Health Risk Behaviours for Chronic Disease

Closing Date: 10 July 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Expressions of interest are sought from highly motivated candidates interested in pursuing a PhD program focused on chronic disease prevention within schools under the supervision of researchers from Hunter New England Population Health Research Group (HNEPHRG), the NHMRC-funded National Centre of Implementation Science and Cochrane Public Health.

AML

Targeting a Defective DNA Repair Pathway in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Closing Date: 10 July 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

This study will test a potential new strategy for treating the devastating blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). In exciting preliminary studies we have identified a molecular pathway that is over-activated in poor response AML patients. We have shown that inhibiting this pathway with new pharmaceuticals kills AML cells, and that these drugs work in synergy with standard AML therapies. We will now test the efficacy of this new treatment strategy in pre-clinical studies, and investigate the molecular mechanisms by which this pathway contributes to leukaemia.

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Josephine Dun Scholarship - Research area is in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG)

Closing Date: 12 July 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

The Josephine Dun Scholarship is made possible through the generous support of the Australian Communities Foundation Miette Skiller Scholarship Fund.

NCOIS

Identifying Evidence-Based Practice Gaps for School-Based Chronic Disease Prevention

Closing Date: 17 July 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

The National Centre of Implementation Science (a NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence) has a PhD scholarship opportunity for a highly motivated candidate interested in pursuing research focused on identifying evidence-based practice gaps in school-based chronic disease prevention

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Characterising the Role of the Glucocorticoid Receptor in Gonadal Function through Conditional Gene-Targeting

Closing Date: 31 July 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

This project will both increase our understanding of androgen signaling control within the reproductive system and have wider implications for other body systems, with obvious human relevance. The combination of these factors means this project is likely to produce a series of high impact publications.

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The Importance of Classical Versus Backdoor Androgen Production Pathways in Masculinisation, Fertility, and Lifelong Male Health

Closing Date: 31 July 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Male development, fertility, and lifelong health are all androgen-dependent. Perturbed androgen action at any stage of life significantly impacts quality of life ([1]), and low androgens are an independent risk factor contributing to early death ([2]). The aim of the project is to understand the regulation of androgen production and identify factors that work to support this regulation. The final goal is to refine androgen-based therapies that support wellbeing through the course of life.

Interactions on the nanoscale: what happens when nanomaterials meet complex fluids

Closing Date: 01 August 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Towards better treatments and diagnostic tools, this project will use state of the art methods to interrogate the surface and structure of particles to reveal the fundamental science behind interactions at the interface between physiological fluids and nanomaterials.

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Janet Copley Doctoral Scholarships for Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Closing Date: 15 August 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Expression of Interest for the 2020 scholarship are now invited using the Janet Copley Doctoral Scholarship Expression of Interest form. The successful candidate will join a diverse School of Humanities and Social Science with an active research culture and a lively HDR cohort.

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Conservation ecology of threatened wallabies

Closing Date: 01 September 2020 Apply Now
PhD Opportunity

Two PhD projects are available within the Conservation Science Research Group of the University of Newcastle’s School of Environmental and Life Sciences to study the conservation ecology of threatened wallabies under the supervision of Associate Professors Matt Hayward, John Clulow and Andrea Griffin, in association with staff from DPIE, DPI and UNE. One student will work on parma wallabies Macropus parma and the other on red-legged pademelons Thylogale stygmatica.

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Investigating the Link Between Cerebrovascular and Brain Structural/Functional Processes Contributing to Cognitive Ability Across the Lifespan

Closing Date: 24 November 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Using innovative optical imaging methodology that maps the brain’s regional arterial health, this research program aims to characterize the link between the brain’s arterial system and progressive changes in cognitive control ability and in brain structure and function in across the lifespan in healthy and clinical groups. This project is a collaboration between scientists at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who have pioneered and patented this optical method, and UON cognitive neuroscience researchers.

Exploring Multifaceted Clustering of Complex Electricity Time-Series Data to Support Data-Driven Decision-Making in the Energy Sector

Closing Date: 31 January 2021 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

The primary goal of this project is to explore methodologies and processes available for clustering complex, long, low frequency time series with spatial, temporal, or categorical factors associated with them – such as those found in the energy sector. The focus will be on mapping out which tools are most appropriate for use, the various considerations that should be made when using those tools, the metrics that should be used in validating their success and, when applicable, possible amendments/adjustments and improvements that may be required depending on the application scenario in hand. Though the focus need not be strictly limited to energy related time-series only, this project will receive support from CSIRO researchers in the energy domain.

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P15 – Influence of Turbulence on Coarse Particle Detachment from Air Bubbles

Closing Date: 31 December 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Supervisor: Associate Professor Elham Doroodchi - The ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals is seeking creative and innovative PhD applicants to join our national collaborative Centre, to develop transformational technologies to reduce energy and water consumption and increase metals recovery. This study uses new hydrodynamic techniques to quantify bubble-particle interaction in a turbulent environment, with the aim of determining how and why coarse particle detachment from bubble-multiparticle aggregates may occur in a flotation process.

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P17 – Computer Modelling Investigation of a Novel Granular Separation Mechanism

Closing Date: 31 December 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Supervisor: Dr Roberto Moreno-Atanasio and Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin - The ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals is seeking creative and innovative PhD applicants to join our national collaborative Centre, to develop transformational technologies to reduce energy and water consumption and increase metals recovery. This project will develop a computer model to describe a novel method for dry separation of minerals.

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P18 – Water-efficient Electrostatic Beneficiation

Closing Date: 31 December 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Supervisor: Dr Peter Ireland - The ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals is seeking creative and innovative PhD applicants to join our national collaborative Centre, to develop transformational technologies to reduce energy and water consumption and increase metals recovery. This project will explore novel electrostatic mineral processing methods using little or no water, in low gravity. Dry processing is critical to the prospective utilisation of resources on the Moon, Asteroids, and other extraterrestrial environments, as well as arid parts of Earth.

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P20 – Flotation Kinetics of Ultrafine Mineral Particles using a Sparger in a Downcomer

Closing Date: 31 December 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Supervisor: Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin - The ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals is seeking creative and innovative PhD applicants to join our national collaborative Centre, to develop transformational technologies to reduce energy and water consumption and increase metals recovery. This project investigates the enhanced bubble-particle collision kinetics of ultrafine particles in a novel downcomer.

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P22 – Counter Current Washing in Flotation of Minerals to Establish the Limits of Cleaning

Closing Date: 31 December 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Supervisor: Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin - The ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals is seeking creative and innovative PhD applicants to join our national collaborative Centre, to develop transformational technologies to reduce energy and water consumption and increase metals recovery. This project will investigate the benefits of counter current washing of flotation product using the Reflux Flotation Cell.

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P26 – Ultrafine Recovery of Precious Metals using Nano-scale Permeable Films of Oil

Closing Date: 31 December 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Supervisor: Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin - The ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals is seeking creative and innovative PhD applicants to join our national collaborative Centre, to develop transformational technologies to reduce energy and water consumption and increase metals recovery. This project will investigate a novel agglomeration technology to transform the recovery of precious minerals.

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P29 - Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic Modelling of Moisture Migration under Oscillatory Type Motions

Closing Date: 31 December 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Supervisor: Associate Professor Kenneth Williams - The ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals is seeking creative and innovative PhD applicants to join our national collaborative Centre, to develop transformational technologies to reduce energy and water consumption and increase metals recovery. This project investigates the fundamental mechanisms of moisture liberation and subsequent motion through particulate ensembles. This will provide advanced knowledge to drive innovative dewatering technology design.

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P37 – Ultrafine Particle Deposition and Adhesion with Permeable Hydrophobic Surfaces

Closing Date: 31 December 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Supervisor: Dr Roberto Moreno-Atanasio - The ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals is seeking creative and innovative PhD applicants to join our national collaborative Centre, to develop transformational technologies to reduce energy and water consumption and increase metals recovery. This project will aim to demonstrate the benefits of using natural fibres to stabilise oil emulsions by allowing fluid to be exchanged across droplets surfaces.

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P46 – The Adsorption of RAFT Polymer Collectors for Selective Flotation of Specific Minerals

Closing Date: 31 December 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Supervisor: Professor Erica Wanless - The ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals is seeking creative and innovative PhD applicants to join our national collaborative Centre, to develop transformational technologies to reduce energy and water consumption and increase metals recovery. In this project the adsorption of novel surface active polymers at aqueous-mineral interfaces will be assessed for their prospects as selective collectors (low molecular weight) or flocculants (high molecular weight). This will enhance value mineral flotation.

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P47 – Development of Bio-inspired Polymers for Sustainable Mineral Beneficiation

Closing Date: 31 December 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

Supervisor: Associate Professor Grant Webber - The ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals is seeking creative and innovative PhD applicants to join our national collaborative Centre, to develop transformational technologies to reduce energy and water consumption and increase metals recovery. In collaboration with researchers at the Universities of Queensland and Melbourne this project will design, synthesise and deploy novel bio-inspired polymers for processing clay-based suspensions to reduce water usage in mineral beneficiation.

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Understanding Molecular Mechanisms that Regulate Spermatogonial Stem Cell Function

Closing Date: 25 May 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

An exciting opportunity to uncover novel molecular mechanisms that regulate spermatogonial stem cell function using cutting-edge technologies such as single cell RNA sequencing, modern proteomics and lipidomics.

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Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in Gram-negative Bacterial Pathogens

Closing Date: 29 May 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

The current global COVID-19 pandemic has thrust infectious disease into the limelight as a major force of social and economic disruption. Alongside this current and urgent threat, sits a larger more deadly and potentially more economically damaging issue in infectious disease - the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacterial “superbugs”. This PhD project will aim to investigate the mechanisms used by the most problematic superbugs to overcome antibiotic killing and develop strategies to overcome resistance

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Non-Pharmacological Strategies to Support Smoking Cessation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mothers

Closing Date: 29 May 2020 Apply Now
PhD Scholarship

‘Which Way?’ is a community led research project that will partner with 5 ACCHS’ in New South Wales over 3 years to explore what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s needs and desires are for holistic smoking cessation during pregnancy. The project asks, “Which way?” to develop an Indigenous led evidence base for what our communities want and need to support smoking cessation during pregnancy that is non-pharmacological.