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TitleARC - UWA Synthetic Biology Scholarships
CourseDoctor of Philosophy

Dive into the frontier of synthetic biology by applying for a PhD scholarship available at the Fritz Lab, where groundbreaking research meets sustainability. We are eagerly seeking two dedicated candidates keen to explore and develop advanced synthetic biology tools, engage in the microbial degradation of plastics, and innovate in the production of bioplastics. Your research will focus on unlocking the rapid growth potential of Vibrio natriegens to revolutionize its application in biomanufacturing. This program is not just about pushing the boundaries of microbial ecology and genetic engineering—it’s also about creating real-world solutions to critical environmental challenges. Join our dynamic team and benefit from working in a collaborative environment equipped with top-tier facilities, under the guidance of leading scientists and in collaboration with international partners in the USA, UK, Canada and Germany. Embark on a transformative PhD journey with Fritz Lab and contribute to technologies that promise a sustainable future.

KeywordsSynthetic Biology, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Sustainability, Microplastics, Bioplastics
Opportunity statusOpen
Open date01 May 2024
Close date30 Jun 2024
Research areaBiological Sciences
Citizenship statusInternational
Enrolment statusFuture student
How to apply

Submission of Online Application: Complete the Google Forms application, providing personal details, educational background, a short CV, and a statement of research interests.

Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview.


Application Opens: 01 May, 2024

Application Deadline: Open until positions are filled

Interview Period: Ongoing (If you do not hear from us within 7 days your application was unsuccessful)

Start Date: As soon as possible, but no later than September 2024.


Dr Georg Fritz – email - profile

Scholarship details
Scholarship typeStipend scholarship
Scholarship valueAUD $35000

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SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences
Course typeDoctorates
ARC - UWA Synthetic Biology Scholarships