Improved molecular imaging agents

Project opportunity

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.

The studentship will develop novel molecular imaging probes based on the state-of-art nanotechnology for specific diagnosis and theranostic applications. Development theme include: functional nanohybrids, stimuli-responsive smart nanoassemblies, molecular probes and imaging methods. The project advisors will be Dr Ruirui Qiao and Prof Tom Davis. Additional supervisor(s) may be included depending on the exact direction of the PhD program.

Scholarship value

As a scholarship recipient, you'll receive: 

  • living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (2023 rate), indexed annually
  • tuition fees covered
  • single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)


Dr Ruirui Qiao

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology


Preferred educational background

Your application will be assessed on a competitive basis.

We take into account your

  • previous academic record
  • publication record
  • honours and awards
  • employment history.

A working knowledge of biology, chemistry, engineering, pharmaceutical science or other related scientific disciplines would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of nanomedicine and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of biology/chemistry is highly desirable.

Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2024. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date.

If you are an international applicant, you may need to apply much earlier for visa requirements.

How to apply

You apply for this project as part of your PhD program application.

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