The University of the Sunshine Coast is searching for a PhD candidate to fill a Postgraduate Research Scholarship in tropical aquaculture, investigating the links between algal diets, seaweed ingredients and the aquaculture production of herbivorous fish. This PhD project will integrate with USC-led research funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, and will involve activities in Australia and overseas. Applicants should have knowledge on the biology and culture techniques of fish and algae, and a keen interest in international development research. Competitive applicants will have Masters or Honours in related fields and have published in international peer-reviewed journals.
Project title: Functional feed for herbivorous fish
Specific aims: The project aims to identify algae (microalgae and seaweed) to be used as functional feed ingredients in the hatchery production and pond-based rearing of rabbitfish
For more information please contact Associate Professor Nicholas Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Mike Rimmer (email@example.com) and include a copy of your CV.
- To be eligible for selection for any PGRS, an applicant must have been accepted to enrol as a HDR candidate at USC
- Selection criteria:
- Undergraduate degree achievement
- Research alignment
- Most recent and relevant degree
- Relevant professional experience
- Knowledge on the biology and culture techniques of finfish and algae, and a keen interest in international development research
- Eligible programs:
- Number available:
- Stipend commensurate with the RTP rate (2017 rate - A$26,628), $2,000 Allowance, and Tuition Fees for the standard duration of the program