Available PhD Projects

  • Biocompatible chemistry to modify peptides and proteins
  • Genetically encoded chemical libraries
  • Cell-penetrating peptides and proteins

General information

We are always seeking enthusiastic and talented applicants for undergraduate projects, summer scholarships, Honours and PhD positions within the group.

Our research projects are interdisciplinary. Therefore, we are interested in students with various backgrounds ranging from synthetic organic chemistry to protein biochemistry.

Prospective group members are expected to have qualifications above average and should be keen to work and think in a cross-disciplinary environment outside their respective discipline.

Information for prospective PhD students

The Australian National University is ranked amongst the top 30 universities in the world (QS World University Ranking 2022) and provides excellent opportunities for internationally recognised cutting-edge research projects. Our group is located at the Research School of Chemistry, which offers excellent state-of-the-art equipment and an interdisciplinary research program in a highly collaborative environment.

PhD applicants should possess a BSc Hons, MSc, or equivalent, majoring in a relevant discipline (e.g. peptide chemistry, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry). Candidates should show strong academic performance (e.g. publications in international journals, international patents or awards) and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Applicants must be eligible to enrol in a PhD with the Australian National University.

An initial application must include the CV and academic transcript. A full application will also require proof of English (e.g. IELTS), two academic references and a project proposal that demonstrates an understanding of the field of research. Tuition fee waivers are available for highly performing overseas applicants. As a rule, a First Class Honours degree or first-author publications in international journals are expected.