Position

New research technical assistant or officer at The University of Sydney. We are looking for a technical team member with an undergraduate or master’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, material engineering, or mechanical engineering. Previous experience in a wet chemical lab is desirable. The technical role will work within a research team (4 researchers and 2 Ph.D. students) at the University of Sydney in collaboration with industrial partners in an industry-funded project. The work tasks involve performing research experiments under the instruction of a senior research officer, analysing findings, and reporting research outcomes to industrial partners. The initial appointment will be from January 2022 to September 2022, further extension subject to performance. Conversion to a Ph.D. position at the University of Sydney can also be considered. The candidate must be currently in Australia, have the proper working rights, and can start in Sydney from January 2022. We will offer a competitive salary (A$60-80k) based on qualification and experience, with 10.5% additional superannuation. 35-hour workweek. Please send your CV to yuan.chen@sydney.edu.au for consideration. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview in the coming three weeks. (from 2021/11/10)


1. PhD positions. Domestic PhD students (Australian citizen or PR). Your tuition fees are covered by government grants. If you have an undergraduate degree with the first class honours or a master degree with a good grade, you will have a good chance to receive Australian government research training program scholarships to cover your living costs (A$35629/year at the University of Sydney for up to 3.5 years, tax-free). You can also take up additional teaching assistant jobs in our school to earn extra incomes. Scholarship top-ups are available for students with excellent research performance during the PhD period.  Please apply from here.

2. PhD positions. International students can apply Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (A$35629/y at the University of Sydney for up to 3.5 years). I will be pleased to support your application if we have common research interests.​ Note: These scholarships are very competitive. If you want to become successful in your application, you are expected to have excellent GPA from a top university. Research experience and a first-authored publication on a SCI journal can give you some advantages. I can help to assess your chances if you send me your CV. If you don’t receive my reply, most likely your chance of getting a scholarship at USYD is low. Additional teaching assistant jobs and scholarship top-ups are also available for PhD students. The application deadline for 2022 is 2021/12/04.

3. Our group accepts self-financed research students (both master and Ph.D.) from time to time. You must commit to research full time during your study period and complete your degree timely. Please contact me for details.​ 

4. Postdoc positions. You can apply a postdoctoral fellowship from USYD (usually deadline is in Oct) or ARC early career award . I will be pleased to work together with you to help you build your academic career.