Positions available

Graduate students

Information regarding the application process and scholarships can be found on the University of Melbourne’s Study website:

Master of Philosophy (Engineering)

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)

Information regarding the available research projects led by Prof Amanda Ellis can be found on the Department of Chemical Engineering’s Research Projects page:

Research Projects

Australian PhD students

Includes New Zealanders, Australian Permanent Residents and graduates of the University of Melbourne with a first class degree.

Applications are sought with degrees in chemical engineering, chemistry, polymer chemistry, biomolecular engineering, materials science or related fields.

Please contact Prof Amanda Ellis, amanda.ellis@unimelb.edu.au, with your CV, academic transcript and research interests.

International PhD students

Please contact us (along with your CV, academic results, and the names of at least two referees) to ensure that projects that match your interests are available.

You then need to apply for admission to a PhD degree at the University of Melbourne and also for a scholarship to cover both your fees and living expenses.

These scholarships are highly competitive, therefore you will need a first-class Honours degree or equivalent. You may also be eligible for other scholarships such as those offered by the Endeavour Scheme or schemes within your own country.

Postdoctoral fellows

Post-doctoral positions may be advertised from time to time on The University of Melbourne Careers website.

Postdoctoral positions will be focused on the key research areas of functional nanomaterials, energy storage and harvesting, surface chemistry and characterisation and carbon and DNA based nanomaterials. Potential high-calibre applicants are encouraged to email their CV and research interests to Prof Amanda Ellis, amanda.ellis@unimelb.edu.au.

Prospective post-doctoral fellows should consider applying for various fellowships that are available:

Country of residenceFellowship opportunity
AllDiscovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA)
AllFuture Fellowship
AllMcKenzie Fellowship
EUMarie Curie Fellowship
JapaneseJSPS   Fellowship
UKRoyal Society Fellows
USANSF Fellowships

Undergraduate students

Opportunities are available for undergraduate Science and Engineering students to undertake the Summer Research Experience Program within our research group to gain valuable research and laboratory experience during the summer months (between December and February).

Please forward your expression of interest along with your CV and academic transcript to Prof Amanda Ellis, amanda.ellis@unimelb.edu.au , prior to submitting your application.

Summer Research Experience Program