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Location Queensland University of Technology, Science and Engineering Faculty
App. deadline 04/06/2017
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Open to international applicants

PhD scholarships Industrial biotechnology and process engineering in the red meat processing industry

Please see the advert on SEEK:  Together with QUT, the Australian Meat Processing Corporation (AMPC) has developed an Integrated Scholarship Scheme aimed at engaging industry with students and researchers at all levels to work together to address challenges faced by the red meat process­ing industry.

The project

The overall project aims to evaluate and characterise waste and co-product streams from the red meat processing industry, and further develop our understanding of current processes and practices.

This understanding will form a basis for the generation, development, optimisation and testing of engineering processes based on industrial biotechnology. These processes will improve or replace current practices in the biological conversion of waste or low value co-products into products that increase revenue and benefits for the red meat value chain.

One candidate's work will specifically involve research to generate, engineer and optimise microbial or enzymatic biological systems. As the successful candidate you should have a strong interest and experience in microbiology, biochemistry or enzyme development.

The second candidate will focus on bioprocess engineering and the implementation of technical and economic industrial biotechnology microbial or enzymatic processes, for the conversion of waste into value-added products, or implementation in existing processes. As the successful candidate your work will involve techno-economic assessments, engineering design, testing and validation at pilot scale or in industrial settings.

You'll be based in our Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering School as part of the Integrated Scholarship Scheme, funded by the AMPC.

You will receive a living allowance of $30,000 (tax free) for the duration of the scholarship (three years). There is up to $15,000 available for research costs attributable to the project.


To be considered, you must:

have first-class honours (H1), a masters degree or equivalent degree from a recognised institution in a relevant discipline (such as process engineering, chemical engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry or biotechnology)
fulfil our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) admission criteria, including English language requirements.


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A/Prof Robert SPEIGHT