PhD and Postdoctoral Recruitment at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Scholarship: Full tuition fee waiver and a scholarship of $27,000 per annum at UTS
Degree:  BS, MS
Nationality: International Students
Location: Australia 
Application deadlines:  Open

Scholarship Description:

Dr Jiajia Zhou is an A/Prof in Faculty of Science, UTS. In 2013, she received her PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University, China. After PhD, she took a Lectureship and joined the China Jiliang University to establish an independent research group. In between 2012 and 2015, she held visiting scholar positions in several prestigious institutions including NIMS, Japan, and the University of Stuttgart, Germany, to gain expertise in nanofabrication and microscopic optical characterization. At the end of 2016, she joined UTS’s research Institute for Biomedical Materials & Devices (IBMD) as a theme leader in spectroscopic physics and nanophotonics. In 2017, she was awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow and UTS Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 2019, she was promoted to Senior Lecturer. This year, she was promoted to Associate Professor.

She is the winner of the Sturge Prize in 2019 and finalist in the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes for Outstanding Early Career Researcher in 2019 and Emerging Leader in Science in 2020. She is on the shortlist for the Australian Academy of Science Pawsey Medal. Her publication record consists of more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, including nine papers in Nature (2), Nature Photonics (3), Nature Methods (1) and Nature Communications (3). Her work has attracted more than 4,700 citations with a google h-index of 35. Her research interest focuses on lanthanide nanophotonics, spectroscopic physics, single nanoparticle characterization, upconversion microlaser, luminescence nanothermometry and rapid diagnostic technologies.

Available Subjects:

Optics, materials physics, analytical chemistry, microscopic (including super-resolution) imaging, artificial intelligence, etc.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 4 years of study, 2 years at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia and 2 years at the University of Southern Technology
  • Students with scientific experience in building optical microscopes, single particle optical characterization of nano-optical materials, micro and nano lasers, etc..
  • Students with scientific experience in upconversion nanoparticles, synthesis of materials in the infrared second region and biological applications;
  • Students with scientific experience in in vitro diagnostic (test strip) assays, cell labelling of nanomaterials, temperature measurement and sensing of living cells in nanomaterials.
  • Students with scientific experience in artificial intelligence used to guide materials synthesis, microscopic imaging, etc.

Application Procedure:

Please send your application materials (including CV, publications, patent applications, academic and engineering project competition awards, and other materials that can prove your ability, etc.) to: [email protected] with “Name + School of origin + PhD/Postdoc application” in the subject line. Interviews will be arranged promptly after rigorous screening of CVs and personal information will be kept strictly confidential. Permanent admission, freshers/formers are eligible to apply.