Masters Scholarship at the ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource Project: Determination of Impact of Inerts on Sludge Dewaterability and Further Processing

This Masters project will focus on experimental identification of impact of inert compounds (model and natural) on dewaterability, drying, and transformation in soils.

This Masters project will focus on:

  • Experimental identification of impact of inert compounds (model and natural) on dewaterability, drying, and transformation in soils
  • Tests on dewatering performance in control added and other solutions. Ability and mechanism of selected compounds to enhance dewaterability and drying should also be considered (including natural and artificial polymers).

A stipend of $32,738 per year is available for 2.5 years.

Applicants need to have a background in microbiology, biotechnology molecular biology or another relevant biological science.

To be accepted into the Masters of Science at RMIT University’s School of Science, an applicant must demonstrate they have a sufficiently strong background in independent supervised research (typically strong marks in an Honours degree with a significant research component) and provide evidence of English language proficiency and writing ability.

Please include a section addressing the key selection criteria.

1 June 2021.

1 July 2021.

Desirable criteria:

  • Knowledge of wastewater management, agriculture and/or other land use and environmental challenges in Australia
  • Interest in and ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting, including with scientists and/or engineers.

This scholarship will be governed by RMIT University's Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

For further enquiries, please contact Distinguished Professor Andrew S Ball via

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