PhD Scholarship in Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Processes from Wastewater

Brisbane, Australia
25 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Chemical Engineering

The School of Chemical Engineering is located in the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology at UQ. The school is internationally recognised for its research excellence and hosts a number of first-class research groups. Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the School’s web site at

The role

Successful applicants will undertake a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Adrian Oehmen and Dr. Liu Ye at UQ’s Chemical Engineering Department, undertaking cutting edge research in enhanced biological phosphorus removal processes from wastewater. The project will involve both laboratory experiments, in particular bioreactor operation, and mathematical modelling.

The person

The applicant will have a Masters degree or Bachelor degree with 1st Class Honours (or equivalent) in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or equivalent, with skills and experience in wastewater treatment. Applicants must meet eligibility criteria for a Research Training Program scholarship. For further information, please visit:


The base stipend will be at the rate of AUD $27,082 per annum (2018 rate) tax-free for three years with the possibility of a six month extension in approved circumstances.

Mandatory requirements for applicants

  1. Excellent academic performance to Honours/Masters level, evidenced by a high Grade Point Average (GPA); and
  2. International applicants must meet the University of Queensland's English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements, detailed at

Desirable requirements for international applicants

At least 1 peer-reviewed research publication.


To discuss the role please contact Dr. Adrian Oehmen on To find out more about Dr Oehmen:


To discuss these roles please contact Dr. Oehmen at +61 (0)7 3365 3729 or\.

To submit an application for this role, Please submit your application to using the job title and job number in the subject line.

All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • cover letter, please indicate which project you are applying for;
  • CV, including a list of published works and contact details of two referees;
  • an academic transcript;

Applications Close

13 July 2018, 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time