Location University of Newcastle, Centre for Organic Electronics - biomedical sciences
App. deadline 30/07/2019
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Open to international applicants

PhD Scholarship in Drug Delivery

Project background

The most common methods of drug delivery to treat health disorders are oral or intravenous administration. However, these methods allow drugs to diffuse over the whole body and interact with tissue indiscriminately. As such, detrimental side effects to healthy organs and tissue takes place unnecessarily. Much of biomedicine focusses on localised, accurate and controlled delivery of drugs. This project aims to develop a novel drug delivery implant based on ion pumps. Electrophoretic delivery of drugs allows for spatially and temporally localised and controlled delivery by transporting ions from a source solution to a target solution under the influence of an applied voltage. These ion pumps can be readily made using organic conducting inks and facile fabrication methods. The development of these next-generation medical devices is expected to have a major impact on the way we treat disease in the future.

PhD Scholarship

The successful candidate will receive a University living allowance for three and a half years and a relocation allowance of up to $1500. The current living allowance stipend rate is AUD$27,082 per annum (2018 rate, indexed annually) tax-free.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility criteria: English proficiency. A research Master's Degree or Bachelor Degree with Honours Class One or equivalent.

The successful candidate must commence his/her PhD program before 31 October 2018.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please contact Dr Krishna Feron (krishna.feron@newcastle.edu.au) and provide your curriculum vitae detailing education, professional experience, research experience, publications, and relevant competencies; complete tertiary academic record (with grades/GPA scores, and official grading scale details), and award certificate(s).

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Dr Krishna Feron