Personalised nanodiagnostics - PhD scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Engineering and Computing, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $27,596 per annum tax-free (2019 rate), indexed annually.
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 12 July 2019
Closing date 28 July 2019


The Trau laboratory at the AIBN is looking to recruit a talented PhD student to work on an exciting project in the area of personalised nanodiagnostics. The research will focus on developing diagnostic devices for early detection of diseases such as cancer, when it is most responsive to treatment which also provides the greatest social and economic benefits to society. Nanotechnology offers the promise of miniaturised, inexpensive, flexible and robust “plug-and-play” molecular reading systems which can be effectively deployed to detect diseases in a clinical setting.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, please email the following documents, with a subject line of - Attention: Professor Matt Trau, to

  • Cover letter
  • CV

Selection criteria

Applicants should possess a BSc Hons, MSc, or equivalent, majoring in a relevant discipline (e.g. molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology.). Candidates should show strong academic performance, and have good oral and written communication skills. Research experience with relevant techniques, PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR, cell culture, protein analysis, Western blotting will be considered favourable.

Applications are closed.


Maria Read
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Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.