Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Use your advanced research skills to contribute to new developments in applied biology and biotechnology.
RMIT has a strong reputation for research and teaching in fundamental science and advanced molecular technologies. Our innovative programs and projects address real-world issues essential to Australia’s innovation agenda.
The School of Science has innovative programs and projects that address issues essential to Australia’s innovation agenda.
Research within this discipline uses molecular approaches to diagnose and synthesise solutions for disease and environmental problems.
Under expert supervision, you will develop your skills and join researchers already active in:
- aquatic and marine biology
- ecotoxicology (biomarkers for environmental pollutants)
- environmental and molecular approaches to diagnose and develop solutions for disease, agricultural and environmental problems
- genomics and sequencing techniques applied to various organisms
- microbiology (food, medical and environmental biotechnology, vaccine development, fundamentals of pathogen/host interactions)
- plant biology (plant biotechnology and genomics, molecular plant breeding, ecotoxicogenomics, fire and environmental ecology)
This PhD may be undertaken in a project, thesis with publication or thesis mode. Prospective candidates should discuss these modes of submission with their potential supervisor/s.
RMIT has purpose-built health and biomedical research facilities located at our Bundoora Campus. Many research activities are conducted within the Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Remediation.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
Regular contact with your supervisor
A schedule of meetings with your supervisor/s must be established to assess progress against milestones and timely completion.
Resources, facilities and support
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal. You will be part of an active research community and have access to resources and workshops to help you succeed.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with Schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
We have industry partnerships with organisations and companies such as Macfarlane Burnet Institute, Nocturne, Scotts Australia, Biomass Conversion Technologies, Bioproperties, the CSIRO and Prince Henry's Institute.
You will be able to pursue an academic career in a university or be employed in senior leadership and management positions in government, scientific and industrial research laboratories.
Program and course information
At the forefront
Make the world a better place through scientific discovery; addressing challenges in health, agriculture and environment.