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.

Antimicrobial Mechanism of Action of Magnesium Oxide Products

Explore the mechanism of action of novel antibacterials using a range of genomic, phenotypic and physiological approaches, including genetic technologies (including WGS and TraDIS), high resolution microscopy, single cell microfluidics and flow cytometry.

Primary Supervisor: Dr Alysha Elliott, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Development of Antibacterial Topical Formulations for Post-Production Wine By-Products

Develop a range of effective topical formulations to better treat and eradicate bacterial infections. The project will exploit the antimicrobial properties of post-wine production polyphenolic extracts and complexes with silver and other metallic nanoparticles.

Primary Supervisor: Dr Harendra Parekh, School of Pharmacy

Supervisor: Dr Zyta Ziora, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

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 $36,161)
  • 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: