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Postgraduate Research Projects Currently Available

The McDevitt laboratory has several postgraduate projects by higher degree reseach for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a 1st Class Honours or MSc degree and high undergraduate academic record in any of the following areas: molecular microbiology, bacteriology, microbial bioinformatics, biochemistry, chemistry, or structural biology.
  • Have an interest in studying the role of metal ions in host-pathogen interacation or aspects of the chemical biology and biophysical chemistry of infectious diseases.
  • Are highly motivated and capable of both independent and collaborative research.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements.
  • For Australian/NZ citizens and permanent Australian residents an application for an Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS)  will be essential. This provides a tax-free stipend of $26,382 per annum (2017 rate) for up to 3 years (indexed annually). The closing date is October 31st each year.
  • For International Students, an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship will be essential. This award covers stipends (a living allowance) and in some cases tuition fee waivers.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are interested in studying in the McDevitt laboratory, please submit your expression of interest in writing and include your CV by email here.
Chemical Biology of Bacterial Pathogens Laboratory

North Terrace Campus
Level 4, Molecular Life Sciences
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005


Chris McDevitt
T: +61 8 8313 0413
F: +61 8 8313 7532