Joint Doctoral Program Opportunity – Monash University, Australia and the University of Leipzig, Germany

Monash University
November 30, 2022
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Joint Doctoral Program Opportunity – Monash University, Australia and

the University of Leipzig, Germany

Job No.: 644291

Location: Clayton campus, Monash University and spend at least 12 months at Leipzig

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment with a possibility of six-month extension on approval

Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a Research Living Allowance, at current value of $33,000AUD per annum in 2023 full-time rate (tax-free stipend), indexed plus allowances as per RTP stipend scholarship conditions at: www. students/scholarships/scholarship-policy-and-procedures.

The Opportunity

The School of Chemistry, Monash University has a joint doctoral program with Leipzig University. Within the program, the student performs a joint research project with a research laboratory in the partner University. The main condition of the program is to spend at least 12 months in the overseas laboratory. At the end of the 36-month program, the student is awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree from both Monash University and Leipzig University.

Please visit the Exchange Programs website for more information including the six projects being offered as part of this program.

The application link for Monash-Leipzig is also available via the Exchange Programs website.

Candidate Requirements

All applicants must be able to demonstrate a capacity to carry out independent research and have adequate training and ability to pursue the proposed course of study. Applicants must possess a MSc (research) or BSc or equivalent degree which includes a research project of at least 6 months full time (or equivalent) duration.

Sound English language skills are also required for all academic programs.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Applicants must show excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to conduct self-motivated research within a group of high-performing and target-driven group of researchers. They should have research-based Honours or Master's Degree (or equivalent) in the relevant research areas and preferably have a record of publishing their research in mainstream scientific journals. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, over Zoom if necessary. The interviews will be conducted in English.

  • Honour's or Master's degree in a relevant field, with a significant research component and with first-class honours/H1 awarded
  • Demonstrable excellence in a non-European language (preferably in Arabic) is a required quality of the candidate
  • Details of eligibility requirements, including English-language proficiency to undertake a PhD in the Faculty of Arts are available at Applicants should ensure they familiarise themselves with these requirements before deciding whether they should apply. Please note: applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.

    Scholarship holders must be enrolled full-time and on campus.

    The successful applicant will be expected to enrol by March 2023.

    Please submit your interest here.


    Anna Severin, Senior Graduate Research Administrator, or Professor Katya Pas, Coordinator of the Joint Doctoral Degree Program,

    Closing Date

    Wednesday 30 November 2022, 11:55pm AEDT

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