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PhD in Microfluids – IDEAL Hub


The candidates will be awarded with 3 year living allowance scholarship (basic scholarship of $27,082 p.a. plus an industry scholarship of $5,000 p.a.) with possible extension for 6 months, to carry out their PhD study at ARC IDEAL Research Hub, UTS and in close collaboration with Alcolizer.





The ARC Research Hub for Integrated Device for End-User Analysis at Low Levels Research Hub (ARC IDEAL Research Hub, at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is currently seeking suitable PhD candidates. Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens are preferred.

Joining a unique team led by Distinguished Prof. Dayong Jin (UTS), you will carry out interdisciplinary, international and industrial collaborative research to solve emerging real-world problems.

Who is eligible?

This project will suit students with strong background in microfluidic device engineering, materials science, analytical chemistry, biochemistry or pharmacology. Additionally, the applicant must have:

  • Honours degree with First Class, or Second Class Division 1, or
  • MSc Research or MSc Coursework with a research thesis of at least 6 months, or
  • Recognised international equivalent degree.

Selection process

Students who have experience in the fields of bio nanotechnology or beads assays are preferable, along with:

  • Demonstrated capability to work in a multidisciplinary team in an international environment;
  • Hands-on experience in two or more of the following fields: device engineering, computer programming, data acquisition and measurement, analytical chemistry, bio conjugation, or molecular sensing;
  • A strong interest in research and science;
  • Excellent English communication skills, oral as well as in scientific writing, preferably with a track record in leading scientific publications and peer-reviewed papers.

Applications closed

8 April 2019

Need more information? Contact...

Kristie Radunz, IDEAL Hub Project Manager:

Other information

As part of the PhD work, the students will receive training across multiple disciplines, including mechanical engineering, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, molecular sensing and nanotechnology.