Ph.D. Fellowship: Clay Nanoparticle-facilitated RNAi

Ph.D. Fellowship in Clay nanoparticle-facilitated RNAi for non-transgenic modification of crops (Chemistry and Chemical Engineering) at the University of Queensland

Scholarship description

This project will involve developing clay nanomaterial-based formulations that contain dsRNA or small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and can be taken up efficiently by plant cells. The main research activities will be to investigate the properties of clay nanomaterials and relevant nanomaterials to load target genes and deliver to plants for induction of systemic silencing of plant genes.

Selection criteria

The applicant should:

  1. Have a Master’s degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in recent 2 years;
  2. Have an intensive experience in clay nanomaterial preparation and application;
  3. Have some basic background in biochemistry, biology and/or plant biology;
  4. Meet the English requirement by UQ Graduate School;
  5. Be enthusiastic to develop a career in nanotechnology and agro-biotechnology.


Study area: Agriculture and Environment, Engineering and Computing

Scholarship value: $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually

Scholarship duration: Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances

Opening date: 10 March 2020

Closing date: 24 March 2020

Application Procedure

To be considered for this scholarship, please email the following documents to Professor Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu (

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Academic transcript/s
  4. Evidence for meeting UQ’s English language proficiency requirements eg TOEFL, IELTS
  5. Research publications in relevant fields

Please note the following: Submitting the above documents does not constitute a full application for admission into The University of Queensland’s PhD program. If you are selected as the preferred applicant, you will then be invited to submit a full application for admission.

Quick Overview-——————–
Organization University of Queensland
Level PhD degree program
Country Australia
Subject Area Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Fellowship Amount $28,092 per annum
Eligibility Open for all nationalities
Deadline 24th January 2020

Company Information
Connect with us

Postdoctoral position in Biophysical chemistry

The Wilhelmsson research group, as part of FoRmulaEx, Chalmers University of Technology invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in the

2 PhD positions in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

The Department of Pharmacy at Uppsala University is inviting application for 2 PhD positions in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology. About the project:

Postdoctoral position | Transformative Intermediaries

The Department “Anthropology of Economic Experimentation” at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is offering 1 Postdoctoral position in studies

40 Research (PhD) positions: Helmholtz Association

40  Research (PhD) positions: Helmholtz Association Position 1: PhD Position “DynaDeep – Biogeochemical processes in the Dynamic Deep subsurface of

FAPESP: 26 Postdoctoral fellowships

FAPESP: 26 Postdoctoral fellowships Study areas: Astronomy Biophysics General Biology Computer Science Political Science Business Engineering Pharmacology Physics Geosciences Immunology

PhD Position to Investigate Plant Resistance to DNA Viruses

The Tropical Crop Improvement Laboratory, Division of Crop Biotechnics at KU Leuven is inviting applications for a PhD Position to

PhD / Postdoc in Industrial Analytics and Transfer learning

The Department of Engineering and Information Technology at Bern University of Applied Sciences is inviting applications for a PhD /

Research Fellow in Medicinal Chemistry

The School of Life Sciences, Sussex Drug Discovery Centre at University of Sussex has opportunity for a talented individual to

University of Florida: Staff, Research, Postdoctoral positions

University of Florida: 18 Postdoctoral positions Position 1: Research Coordinator I 19220300 – EG-TECHNOLOGY TRAINING CENTER Last date: 18 May

University of Leiden: 06 PhD positions

University of Leiden: 06 PhD positions Position 1: PhD Candidate 21-200 Social and Behavioural Sciences, Psychology Position 2: PhD candidate

Click here to Subscribe

Do not forget to activate from your email inbox.

  1. If you are not reciving email from us.
  2. please subscribe again.