25 September 2023
Domestic / International
About the research project
The development of the next generation of molecular devices for quantum computing, ultra high density storage and spintronics is a rapidly evolving field. Molecular magnets, based on coordination complexes represent ideal candidates for these. This project will develop new strategies to overcome the current limitations. Specifically, new transition metal and lanthanoid based complexes will be synthesised. With the focus on ensuring strong magnetic coupling between the metal centres. In addition to synthesising new magnetic molecules this project will also create new strategies for the direct synthesis of specific chelating ligands. Developing methodology towards improving the accessibility of under-utilised examples.
Primary SupervisorMeet Dr Rebecca Fuller
Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:
- a living allowance stipend of $31,500 per annum (2023 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
- a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
- a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)
If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.
As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.
Other funding opportunities and fees
For further information regarding other scholarships on offer, and the various fees of undertaking a research degree, please visit our Scholarships and fees on research degrees page.
Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.
Ensure your eligibility for the scholarship round by referring to our Key Dates.
Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:
- The scholarship is open to Australian and New Zealand (domestic) candidates and to International candidates currently residing in Australia
- Research must be undertaken on a full-time basis
- Applicants should already have been awarded a First Class Honours degree or hold equivalent qualifications or relevant and substantial research experience in an appropriate sector
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong research and analytical skills
- Applicants must be able to undertake the project on-campus
The project is competitively assessed and awarded. Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.
Additional desirable selection criteria specific to this project:
- Knowledge and skills that will be ranked highly include: Synthetic organic/organometallic/inorganic chemistry skills, including experience with chromatographic purification techniques; and, experience with Structural characterisation techniques, such as NMR spectroscopy
- Select your project, and check that you meet the eligibility and selection criteria, including citizenship;
- Contact Dr Rebecca Fuller to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
- In your application:
- Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
- Submit a signed supervisory support form, a CV including contact details of 2 referees and your project research proposal.
- Apply prior to 25 September 2023.
Following the closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.