PhD scholarship for waste water treatment study (algae for biofuel production) Australia

Victoria University and Western Water are offering a PhD scholarship to investigate algal treatment of wastewater, with recovery of algae for biofuel production.

The project seeks to identify appropriate algae for treatment of waste water and for maximising biofuel production, development of a model relating algal growth to waste water quality and to investigate techniques for algal harvesting.

A student with MSc degree (research) or a recent Honours degree in Environmental Science with emphasis on Freshwater Ecology and Analytical Chemistry or a Chemical Engineer (with Honours) is sought.

The successful applicant will be based at the Werribee Campus, Victoria University, with field work conducted at Western Water Treatment Plant at Bacchus March.


Applications are invited from candidates:

with an Honours (H1) or MSc (research) degree

who are permanent Australian residents

possess a current Victorian drivers’ licence (and their own vehicle).

Further information

Applications close Monday 3 August 2015.

For further information about the scholarship and how to apply please contact:

Professor Stephen Gray, Institute for Sustainability and Innovation
+61 3 9919 8248 |

Professor Stephen Gray

Institute for Sustainability and Innovation

Phone: +61 3 9919 8248