PhD Scholarship in Light Scattering Techniques for Characterising Blood Platelets in Solution

This project will use scattering techniques to understand changes in human platelets during storage, leading to improved storage protocols for these cells which are critical for many medical procedures.

Would suit students who have studied physics, biophysics, physical chemistry or related fields, with an interest in applying physical techniques to biological and medical problems.

A stipend of $31,000 per annum (pro rata), for 3 years with possible extension to 3.5 years.

Good Honours or Masters degree in physics, biophysics, physical chemistry or related fields.

To apply, please submit the following documents to Professor Gary Bryant via email to

  • a cover letter (research statement)
  • a copy of electronic academic transcripts
  • a CV that includes any publications/awards and the contact details of two referees
  • Prospective candidates will be invited to submit a full application for admission to the PhD in Physics (DR230)
  • Scholarship applications will only be successful if prospective candidates are provided with an offer for admission.

International students who are currently residing in Australia may be eligible for a fee scholarship.

24 February 2021.

30 April 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
  • Demonstrated capacity to write for publications.

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

Professor Gary Bryant at

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