We are constantly inviting applications for postdoctoral positions as well as from prospective PhD candidates to work in the field of light-driven soft matter materials design.

Please direct enquiries to Prof. Barner-Kowollik or any other academic staff member of the soft matter materials team. The application must include a personalized motivation letter, your CV, two reference letters as well as transcripts of university certificates.

PhD Positions − Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Brisbane, Australia

We are currently recruiting highly motivated applicants to undertake their PhD within our research team to work in the field of light driven soft matter material design - from 3D laser lithography to reprogrammable materials - in the context of an ARC Laureate research programm.

Starting Date:    February 2018
Duration:           36 months

The successful applicants will be based in the School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering ( at Queensland University of Technology, and joins our research team (  To apply, please provide:
(A) Undergraduate academic transcripts with marks and yearly ranking.
(B) Two detailed letters of reference (including one from the supervisor of your research thesis)
(C) A letter of motivation
(D) A full CV and publication list

Please send your completed application in a single PDF document to Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik (

Applications close 15th of September 2017.

The applicants must be eligible to enroll in a PhD at Queensland University of Technology ( Scholarships available are indexed annually (starting at AU$27,171 per annum). The scholarship is tax exempt for full-time students, and is to support living costs for up to 3 years for doctoral students. International students will receive an accompanying QUT Higher Degree Research Tuition Fee Sponsorship. An excellent level of English is essential.