Deadline: 3 September, 2018

Applications are being sought from appropriate candidates for a PhD scholarship working on an ARC Discovery Project.

The overall aim of the project is utilising enhanced magnetofluidic mixing and particle separation to achieve higher concentration of purified cancer biomarkers from whole blood for subsequent electrochemical detection.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, further development of:

  • the innovative methodologies for the magnetofluidic mixing and particle separation
  • the novel technologies for electrochemical readout of exosomes

A Living Allowance Scholarship is available to participate in an ARC Discovery Project, working with Dr Muhammad Shiddiky at Griffith University, Nathan campus.

The award has an annual stipend rate of $27,082 (indexed) for a period of 3 years full-time.

A successful international applicant will also be provided with a tuition scholarship for the same period.



  • This scholarship is open to domestic and international applicants
  • Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelors degree with honours equivalent to first class or be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with the HDR Scholarship policy
  • Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral program
  • It is desirable that the applicant’s research and academic background is in one or more of biomolecular sciences, chemical engineering, nanotechnology, microfluidics, and life science disciplines.


Application Requirements

In the first instance, interested applicants should submit an expression of interest (EOI) to Dr Muhammad J. A. Shiddiky

  • Short statement addressing your suitability for the scholarship
  • A brief CV
  • Research proposal
  • Two references

The preferred applicant will then be invited to submit an online application for admission and scholarship into the PhD program.

Application deadline is 3 September, 2018.

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