[Computational-biology] Ph.D. Opportunities in Australia

Feng Wang fwang at swin.edu.au
Tue Sep 12 00:41:29 EST 2006

Call for candidates

PhD Scholarships in 2007 in
Computational Biochemistry
Physical Chemistry-Chemical Physics

Swinburne University of Technology locates at a leafy Melbourne area (Australia), seven km from Melbourne City Centre. The Centre for Molecular Simulation is an established Research Centre of the University, devoted to the study of the fundamental properties at molecular levels. Well-qualified graduates are invited to undertake research leading to a PhD in the area of computational science, specifically applied to biomolecular and pharmaceutical modelling. The Computational Chemistry group has established extensive international collaboration and has access to state-of-the-arts supercomputing facilities at Swinburne University, Victorian State Supercomputing Facilities (VAPC) and the National Supercomputing facilities (APAC).

The successful applicants should have a strong background in science, or engineering. Topics currently studied include the investigation of computational biomolecular modelling, structural studies of amino acids, DNA/RNA fragments and neucleosides, electron momentum spectral interpretation and simulation, molecular physics and bioinformatics. More details can be found at: http://www.ict.swin.edu.au/ictstaff/fwang/. International students should apply for both an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and a Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award (SUPRA). Permanent residents of Australia may apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). The Scholarships include
* Up to $22,000 pa;
* Up to three and half years;
* Up to $2,000 relocation costs;
* Some funding for international and local conference travel;
* Tax free;
* HECS exempt (for local students);
* Tuition fee maybe waived (for international students);

Details of available scholarships and application forms may be found at the
following website: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/postgrad.htm

Interested applicants should contact Associate Professor Feng Wang (fwang at swin.edu.au) 

Closing date: 31st October, 2006.

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