PhD Scholarship, Faculty of Science Engineering and Technology - SUPRA-ECR Scholarship

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, fixed term position at our Hawthorn campus
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SUPRA-ECR Scholarship
About the Scholarship
This exciting PhD Scholarship opportunity is within the area of Environmental Science and Chemistry. In this PhD project you will be examining the possible remediation strategies for PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) Compound, with the key focus of the development of catalysis for PFAS remediation. Seeking the development of efficient sorbents for PFAS absorption and catalysts for the degradation of PFAS compounds. Within this PhD you will be expected to conduct laboratory-based research, which will include synthesis, catalytic and analytic chemistry. The PhD will be located at the Swinburne University Hawthorn Campus and you will be required to undertake comprehensive literature review, laboratory based experimental research, develop research plans, design experimental protocol, work both independently and as a team, deliver research outputs including reports, presentations and research publications.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Swinburne’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology is at the forefront of the university’s focus on developing innovative solutions to real-life problems. If you’re interested in working on today’s most exciting challenges, collaborating with leaders in their discipline and being supported by some of the best technology and facilities in the country, then you should be at Swinburne.

To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree with honours
  • Willingness to undertake laboratory based experimental research that meets project requirement
  • Valid Working with Children’s Check
  • Demonstrated research experience in material Synthesis, pollutants removal, catalysts or relevant fields
A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further enquires please contact Dr Tasnuva Tamanna, on or A/Prof Aimin Yu on

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Jessie Macintyre, Director (Employee Experience) at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday the 23rd of April

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