PhD scholarship in computational chemistry

This PhD scholarship is funded by an ARC Discovery Project grant aiming to explore using computational methods how to improve the stability of biomolecules using ionic liquids.

This scholarship provides a stipend of $33,826 per annum (pro-rata) for three years and successful applicants will also be awarded a Tuition Fee Scholarship.

Applications are now open.


One (1) scholarship available

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: 

Have a first-class Honours or 2A Honours or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline of chemistry, physics, or mathematics, be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an international student meeting the minimum English language requirements, provide evidence of adequate oral and written communication skills, and demonstrate the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team.

Interested candidates should contact the RMIT supervisor by email at Please provide the following documentation to the RMIT supervisor in your email:

  • a statement to outline your interest
  • an electronic copy of your academic transcripts
  • a CV that includes any publications and the contact details of 2 referees.

Upon response and approval from the supervisor, you should then submit an application for ‘Admission Only’ via the Online application service.

A strong background in Linux, DFT, and molecular dynamics simulations is highly desirable.

Andrew Christofferson

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