PhD Scholarship Opportunity (Environmental Engineering)
About the PHD
This project is in collaboration with the Water Corporation Western Australia and will research on Biologically Enhanced Primary Treatment (BEPT) to increase energy recovery in wastewater. To increase energy recovery more upfront carbon needs to be captured during primary sedimentation. This includes both solids and insoluble carbon. Whilst primary sedimentation technologies are well known, Biologically Enhanced Primary Treatment (BEPT) is a new technology that needs to be researched for municipal wastewater treatment in Western Australia. This technology is a key process in improved energy recovery and hence researching and trialling of this technology prior to full scale is paramount. The research will investigate a range of approaches to solving challenges around Biologically Enhanced Primary Treatment. This is a good opportunity for anyone looking to make a difference with improving sustainable practices and have a willingness to work in the wastewater industry.
The successful applicant will receive a scholarship of $28,420 per year for 3.5 years (all Tax Free), tuition fee sponsorship value at $33,250 per year and overseas health cover if you are an international student.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are welcome to send their expression of interest to Associate Professor Mehdi Khiadani on .
Your expression of interest should include the following:
• A cover letter describing your interest in the field;
• An up to date CV containing your contact details;
• Academic transcript (s); and
• Relevant supporting documents of prior research (e.g. copy of your best publication)
The successful applicant must possess either a Bachelor with First or Upper Second class Honours or a Master by Research Degree and have strong competencies in wastewater treatment.
Scholarship applications close on Friday 18th September 2020 at 11.30pm AWST.
Please Note: Applications are open to both Australian and International candidates. Due to COVID-19 travel bans, preference will be given to candidates who are currently in Australia and can commence in 2020.
ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.