PhD at Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory, Australia

Deadline: 31 December, 2012
Open to: Graduates with Bachlors Degree with Hons/Research Masters, internationally
Scholarship: Financial support for international students to help fund tuition fee and living costs available for international students


A PhD studentship is available in the Queensland Quantum Optics Laboratory at the University of Queensland (UQ). The successful candidate will develop novel ultrasensitive magnetometers based on silicon chip integrated cavity optomechanical systems, with applications in neural imaging, detection of malaria, and defence.

The university is situated in Brisbane – a vibrant city of 2M population with access to a wonderful sub-tropical outdoors environment; including the gold and sunshine coasts, hiking, tropical rainforests, and a short distance away, the Great Barrier Reef.
The position is available immediately, but flexible depending on the situation of the appointee. The ideal candidate will have a strong undergraduate academic track record, and experience in an optics or photonics research laboratory, and will be expected to apply for a scholarship to cover stipend and fees.


To be considered for scholarships candidates must have received an unconditional offer of admission to the PhD or MPhil program, and be nominated by your School or Institute. Scholarships can be awarded either individually, or as a combined scholarship package, depending on the candidate’s financial needs and eligibility requirements.


UQ offers financial support to research higher degree (RHD) students through a wide range of scholarships. The universuty currently support over 1600  students from an annual scholarships budget of more than $24 million in Australian Government and University funding.

Financial assistance is available to both domestic and international students and can include:

  • living allowances
  • tuition fees and overseas health cover (OSHC)
  • international travel awards.

The UQ Graduate School coordinates a competitive, merit-based process for awarding scholarships in four rounds each year. International students who wish to be considered for the following UQ Graduate School scholarships should note that there are 4 deadlines in the year which you can see here.


If you would like more information, please contact Dr Warwick Bowen,

Application can be sent to
For more detailed information about the scholarship and the programme, please visit the official website.

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