UNSW is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities and has a strong international reputation. Postgraduate research candidates undertake research through supervision with some of Australia's leading researchers to produce a thesis or other piece of written or creative work.  In the bioMASS Lab, there is support from experienced researchers enabling the development of laboratory and scientific writing skills.


The following opportunities exist for postdoctoral researchers:

Research Associate or Senior Research Associate (Job Id 59031)

The successful candidate of this fixed-term (3 year) position will contribute to research activities in an Australian Research Council Linkage Project “Adapting catchment monitoring and potable water treatment to climate change". The project was developed to investigate possible climate change and catchment state dependencies on NOM events and develop new techniques to detect and characterise NOM properties in situ and in real time, and finally, to optimise treatment processes to cope with the NOM event, given the advanced warning. The position of Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) or Senior Research Associate (Level B) will be expected to deliver high quality, cross disciplinary research outputs in collaboration with industry partners, Sydney Water and Water NSW, PhD candidates and academic project investigators.

Please apply on-line, applications close August 25th 2017. See further advice on submitting your on-line your application here.


We are looking for students for projects related to:

Characterisation of taste and odour compounds produced by cyanobacteria/algae

Natural organic matter monitoring in a water supply catchment: Novel techniques, long term trends and treatment options

Advanced molecular characterisation of surface water organic matter

Assessing granular activated carbon capacity for algal taste and odour removal

Release of Intracellular Cyanotoxins during Oxidation of Natural Bloom Samples and Laboratory Cultured Cells 

Impact of cyanobacteria cell and organic matter properties on cyanotoxin oxidation efficiency and downstream treatment

Recyclable green coagulants for the solid-liquid separation of algae


 Scholarship Details:

For details on how to apply for a domestic or international Research Training Program (RTP), previously called Australian Postgraduate Award(APA) and International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), please see: