CEA StAR will have 12 PhD scholarship opportunities available at any of our partner sites.


Current PhD opportunities:

Please check back regularly as further PhD opportunities will be added.

Effective delivery of MgO for improving its antimicrobial potential

Working with industry partner Calix Global, this project will explore the antimicrobial properties of MgO by developing different formulations and delivery systems for a specific animal model. Its effects on gut health will also be evaluated. 

Primary Supervisor: Associate Professor Amirali Popat, UQ School of Pharmacy

Expressions of interest close 25 February 2024.


Please check the UQ Graduate School Scholarship finder for the full advertisement coming soon!

What’s on offer:

  • An ARC Stipend Scholarship for up to 3.5 years with possibility for 6-month extension (2023 stipend rate at $38,982)
  • Dedicated funding to support research project and access to expertise and world-class research facilities. 
  • Real-world industry experience through a one-year (equivalent) placement with industry
  • Access to specialised training and development opportunities, including Centre Bootcamps and conferences, with support and mentorship from academic and industry experts.
  • Funding opportunities for national and international conferences, meetings, and symposia. 
  • Opportunity to manage and lead an industry-driven complex research project with real-world applications. 


For enquiries about the Centre, please contact the Centre Manager at cea-star@uq.edu.au

CEA StAR is funded by the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Program (IC220100050) and its project Partners which include: