Algae PhD opportunities currently available

Talented and motivated students with degrees in civil, chemical or environmental engineering (or similar) are invited to apply for PhD projects in the following research areas:

1. Algal taste and odour production in water reservoirs;
2. Ecophysiology of taste- and odour-producing algae;
3. Development of risk management strategies for algal growth and accumulation within drinking water treatment plants
4. Optimising oxidation in the context of nuisance and harmful algae
5. Granular activated carbon application for algal metabolite treatment.

The students must be successful in securing their own primary scholarships via a Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent. A secondary top-up scholarship may be available for exceptional applicants.

The successful candidates will join the Nuisance and Harmful Algae Science-Practice Partnership - a multi-party initiative between the UNSW Global Water Institute, the University of Newcastle, the Walter Eliza and Hall Institute of Medical Research, Polytechnique Montréal and Melbourne Water, seeking to more effectively manage harmful algal blooms by introducing smart surveillance and evidence-based, cost-effective policy and asset design for the benefit of the Melbourne region.

General enquiries should be directed to Dr Bojan Tamburic, Project Manager, NHASP


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