PhD Scholarship in Sensor and Separation Systems for Chemical and Biological Safety in Food

You will undertake research into the development of separation/absorption and sensing technologies to allow the detection of pesticides and mycotoxins or bacteria in food in order to promote safe food recycling.

Value and duration

The scholarship will provide a stipend of $30,000 per annum. Successful international applicants will be provided with a tuition fee scholarship that also covers the cost of the Overseas Student Health Cover.

The duration of this scholarship is three years with the possibility of a six-month extension.

Number of scholarships available



To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

It is preferred that applicants have an honours or four-year degree in applied chemistry or chemical engineering, nanotechnology or biochemistry.

How to apply

Please send expressions of interest and enquiries to Professor Ivan Cole at

Expressions of interest should contain the following information:

  • A one-page summary justifying the applicant’s suitability for the role
  • An academic CV
  • Transcript of qualifying degree

Open date

Applications are now open.

Close date

Applications close 5pm AEST Wednesday 28 February 2018 or when a candidate is selected.

Terms and conditions

RMIT's standard research scholarship terms and conditions (PDF 327KB 10p) will apply to this scholarship.

Further information

This scholarship is associated with the CSIRO AIM test bed on minimising waste in food processing and will be part of this coordinated effort. The candidate will therefore be required to work across both CSIRO (Clayton) and RMIT.


Professor Ivan Cole