Are you interested in a PhD with industry focus?

We are looking for highly motivated, passionate and competitive candidates for 4-year fully funded PhD positions ($34, 013 per annum) in the CCeMMP. Successful candidates will join the Centre and will be working in multidisciplinary research teams within the Centre and work closely with our partners to enhance the utility and application of cryo-EM to challenging membrane proteins that comprise the largest target class for therapeutic drug development.

About the PhD positions

The Centre provides advanced training in all aspects of membrane protein cryo-EM, including sample biochemistry, 3D image reconstruction, extraction of protein dynamics, and independent operation of 120kV, 200kV and 300kV instruments that are used for high-resolution structure determination. Our Doctoral Training Program will equip successful graduates with critical skills required for transformative use of cryo-EM for membrane protein drug discovery and development. The CCeMMP fosters close partnerships between our university-based researchers and industry-based research end-users to provide transformative research programs and innovative doctoral training. Projects may include combinations of structural cryo-EM, biochemistry, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry or related discipline.

Who are we looking for

Applications are invited from outstanding and enthusiastic graduates with relevant backgrounds (biophysics, biochemistry, chemistry or equivalent).  

Students will have:

  • A First-Class Honours degree, Masters degree or equivalent
  • Analytical thinking, data analysis and critical problem-solving
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently
  • An interest in and/or experience working with industry partners
  • Applicants with publications will be highly regarded
  • Fluency in written and oral English     

In accord with the requirements of the ARC ITTC program, all HDR students will be required to complete a 12-month industry placement during their candidature.

How do I apply?

If this sounds like you, then please submit a formal Expression of Interest! 

Candidates must include the following when submitting a formal EoI:  

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Academic Transcripts
  • 2 Referees name and details    

Please identify your program/project areas of interest within your cover letter and provide 150 words on why you are interested in this program/project area.

Expression of interest

Expressions of interest for the next cohort closed on the 31st of May 2022 AEST.

Any applications submitted after this date will be considered next round.

Any inquiries are strongly encouraged and welcome, please contact the Centre Manager at ccemmp@monash.edu


Competitive candidates will be invited to interview with the Centre HDR committee, who will make recommendations to the Centre Executive for Scholarship offers and invitations to join the CCeMMP Doctoral training program.