Extractive Metallurgy of Lithium Scholarships

Murdoch University, in collaboration with Tianqi Lithium Australia, has two PhD research scholarships available in the School of Engineering and Information Technology, for high-quality, motivated students interested in pursuing PhD level study on research projects related to lithium extraction from silicate minerals, especially spodumene.


The PhDs are expected to commence in October 2018, but other start dates may be negotiated.  Salary will be commensurate with current Research Training Program rates, e.g. $26k 27,000 per year tax-free and includes a tuition fee waiverscholarship.  Top-up scholarships might be available for suitably qualified applicants.

Further PhD projects are available via Murdoch University’s RTP Stipends in mineral carbonation, NOx remediation from blasting of mining explosives, development of fluorine-free firefighting foams, formation of dioxins and other pollutants in fire and industrial processes and isotope geochemistry.

Value$27,000 per annum tax-free, including a tuition fee scholarship. Top-up scholarships might be available for suitably qualified applicants.
Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship you must have the following qualifications:

  • Recognised undergraduate and Honours degrees in mineralogy, mineral science, extractive metallurgy, chemistry or in a related area, or four-year engineering degree in chemical engineering, metallurgical engineering or in a related area
  • English competency (for international applicants only): IELTS overall >6.5 (no band below 6) or TOEFL >90 (no individual score below 20)
Apply by15 August 2018
To apply

Please send a cover letter, motivation statement referring to your relevant qualifications, CV, transcripts, copy of recent language test results and contact details of at least two referees to Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski with CC to Dr Hans Oskierski and Associate Professor Gamini Senanayake.

Contact

Please direct any enquiries to Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski with CC to Dr Hans Oskierski and Associate Professor Gamini Senanayake.