PhD Scholarship – Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington

The Ferrier Research Institute currently has funding available for a PhD scholarship. The Institute has established a world-class reputation in nature-inspired synthetic carbohydrate chemistry and analysis and has extended its expertise into the areas of synthetic and chemical biology, chemical immunology, and natural product isolation. We investigate issues related to our health, wellbeing, and the sustainability of our environment. More about the research undertaken at the Ferrier Research Institute can be found here.

This position will carry an annual stipend of $27,500 for 3 years and cover full student fees and levies. The Institute is split between Gracefield in Lower Hutt and Kelburn in central Wellington, New Zealand and so the PhD candidate must be in New Zealand or able to get across the border to New Zealand to carry out this study. The applicant must be eligible for admission to the PhD programme at Victoria University of Wellington (https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/qualifications-required). A GPA of 7.5 or greater (on a 9 point scale), first class honours or Master’s grade and demonstration of proficiency in English are essential.

If you are interested in applying or finding out more, please send your CV, academic transcripts, and the names of at least two academic referees, along with a statement of your research interests to ferrierpgc@vuw.ac.nz.