About the opportunity
We are seeking one PhD candidate to assist in an ARC linkage project, ‘Developing a novel carbon negative fertilizer’. This project investigates how biochar can be used to develop low input fertilizer with high nutrient efficiency. The PhD candidate will develop skills in biochar and soil biochemistry as well as understanding how cropping systems manage their nutrient inputs. The successful applicant will be experienced in fertiliser development, soil biochemistry, agronomy and cost benefit analysis.
The successful candidate will be based at Nathan Campus and will be hosted by Centre for the Planetary Health and Food Security.
The selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background.
- Expressions of interest are welcome from domestic and international applicants.
- Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelors degree with honours equivalent to first class honours or a Masters degree (AQF Level 9) incorporating a significant research component of a standard comparable to a bachelor honours degree or be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment in accordance with Schedule One of the HDR Scholarship Policy . For further information on the eligibility requirements for the program refer here .
You should have evidence of skills in Soil biochemistry and an open driver’s license.
About the scholarship
The 2022 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of $28,854 (indexed) for a period of up to three years of full-time study. Please see the GUPRS Conditions of Award for more information.
A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years. Please see the GUIPRS Conditions of Award for more information.
All expressions of interest must be submitted to [email protected] containing:
- Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
- Research proposal
- Evidence that you have completed a program with the required grades as detailed in the about you section
- A curriculum vitae (CV)
- Names of two referees
The closing date for expressions of interest is: [11:59pm on 6 June 2022]
What Griffith offers
As a scholarship holder, you will study with a University that ranks among the top 2% worldwide and spans across campuses in South East Queensland. At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our HDR candidates and invest in the skills of our people. Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith’s strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).
For project related enquiries please contact:
Dr Shahla Hosseini Bai
Phone: (07) 3735 5385
Email: [email protected]
For administration enquiries please contact:
Griffith Graduate Research School
Phone: (07) 3735 3817
Email: [email protected]