PhD Scholarship Conducting Polymers with Stipend

Wollongong, Australia
13 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


  • PhD Opportunity (with stipend), conducting polymers for bioelectronics, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM)

The opportunity

The Australian Institute for Innovative Materials(AIIM) is the flagship research institute at the University of Wollongong with a focus on multidisciplinary materials science fundamental and applied research. The Australian Research Council has awarded a Discovery Project to develop novel biocompatible conjugated polymers with long operational stability in physiological conditions and enhanced electronic performance that, when integrated into bioelectronic devices, will form the basis for new implant technology with enhanced longevity and adaptability of form and function.  A PhD Scholarship opportunity arises, as part of this Discovery Project, to design and synthesise a series of side- and end-functionalised polyethylenedioxythiophene (PEDOT)-based conjugated polymers and characterise their chemical and physico-chemical properties. The resulting polymers will be investigated as interface materials for bioelectronic devices. The PhD candidate will be supervised by Professor David Officer, see profile

The research will be undertaken, on a full time basis, at the AIIM facility at the Innovation Campus in Wollongong, New South Wales.


The 2019 Research Training Program (RTP) living allowance stipend is AUD $27,596 per annum (indexed annually), tax free for three years and is offered as part of this PhD opportunity.


Applicants must hold relevant Master / honours level qualifications in relevant discipline (e.g. synthetic chemistry, polymer synthesis). Experience in the synthesis and characterisation of aromatic monomers and polymers would be advantageous. It is essential that PhD Scholarship applicants can work collaboratively in a multi discipline team. Excellent English language (written and oral) skills are required.

How to Apply

Lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI) via the University of Wollongong online recruitment portal at

Expressions of Interest close 11:59 pm AEST Friday 11th October 2019.

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 11/10/2019, 8:59:00 PM
Salary Details: As per advertisement
HR Contact: David Officer
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