PhD Scholarship Opportunity in Biosensor Technology
Are you interested in biosensor technology? Do you want to pioneer the development of online biosensors for bioreactors? Then this opportunity is for you!
Monash University, CSIRO and industry partner Invetech are seeking competitive candidates to apply for a PhD scholarship (AU $34,014 per annum) in biosensor technology.
The Project: Biosensors for cell quality control
The cell therapy industry requires technology to monitor the quality of precious cell expansions in bioreactors. Biosensors are powerful tools to fill this technology gap. Online live-detection monitoring of microbial, viral contamination, and declining cell health or function, will add value to cell expansion processes and quality control. We will develop electrochemical biosensors that can be incorporated into bioreactors and cell cultureware to detect metabolite and microbial contamination in cell cultures.
The ARC Training Centre for Cell & Tissue Engineering Technologies (ARC CTET) is a new Research Centre led by Monash University and QUT in collaboration with 22 industry partner organisations. The successful applicant will work closely with industry partner Invetech, a Melbourne-based Biotechnology company focusing on customised automation systems.
Applicants must have previous research and laboratory experience in related fields such as biosensors, bioreactors, biomaterial development, cell culture and bioassays is desired.
Applications remain open until positions are filled.