Biominerals play a key role in structural and storage functions in a wide diversity of organisms. Understanding the formation processes of biominerals is crucial in a diverse range of disciplines from climate change to the discovery of biomimetic materials. The biomineralization group in the department of Earth and Planetary Science, Macquarie University combines laboratory and field studies to further our understanding of the structures and formation pathways of biominerals and their reaction intermediates.
Opportunities exist for three or four year PhD studentships to work on a range of projects in the biomineralization group.
If you have, or are about to obtain, a MSc with a minimum 50% research component in a physical science such as chemistry, physics or Earth science and are interested in joining us in Sydney to study in a multidisciplinary environment then contact either, Simon Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dorrit Jacob (email@example.com) by EMAIL, sending a full cv and cover letter explaining your suitability and motivation for joining us.
Macquarie University is one of the leading research universities in Australia. We are located in North Ryde which is conveniently situated for access to the city, the beaches and the mountains. Our beautifully landscaped grounds are located in one of the largest business and technology parks in the southern hemisphere providing a hub of innovation and excellence. The Department of Earth and Planetary Science is ranked in the top 50 departments in the world. Our $1 billion investment in facilities and infrastructure provides our research scientists with access to the very best technology.