This Ph.D. project will focus on adapting near-infrared spectroscopy for direct optical observing of the structure and composition of developing cartilage neotissue in a novel bioreactor system. The project will require the student to develop experimental protocols for integration of optical probe and analysis of neotissue spectral data under the supervision of an experienced senior researcher. The successful applicant will benefit from excellent mentorship and opportunities for international collaboration.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
To meet the Graduate School admissions requirements for a Ph.D., applicants must provide evidence of the following:
A bachelor’s degree with at least honors class IIA or equivalent from accredited universities, which includes an appropriate research component; or
A research master’s degree; or
A coursework master’s degree and an overall GPA equivalent to 5.65 on the 7-point UQ scale, which includes an appropriate research component; or
A postgraduate degree of at least one year full-time equivalent with an overall GPA equivalent to 5.0 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with proved research experience equivalent to honors IIA will be considered for Ph.D. entry on a case by case basis; or
A bachelor’s degree plus at least two years of documented appropriate research experience, including research publications.