Development of novel polymer-protein conjugates

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

Supervisor – Professor Kristofer Thurechtk.thurecht@uq.edu.au

This project aims to develop novel technologies using hybrid polymer-protein conjugates. The project will deliver significant improvements in preparation of new bioconjugates, with applications in biomedical imaging and separations technologies. Development themes include: separations membranes, contrast agents, imaging methods/apparatus, therapeutics delivery and clinical translation. The project will be conducted in partnership with international collaborators at Nottingham University.

Preferred educational background

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A working knowledge of medical imaging and materials science would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of chemistry, biology, biotechnology and/or physics and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of nanotechnology and membrane technologies is highly desirable.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 2, 2021. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.

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