Chemical Physics Theory at the University of Sydney

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About USyd

The University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia and the largest in New South Wales. Likewise, the School of Chemistry is the oldest and one of the largest chemistry departments in the nation, with a large number of world-class research groups. The University also hosts the University of Sydney Nano Institute as well as nodes of the Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems and the Centre of Excellence for Exciton Science. For more information about USyd, go here or watch the official upbeat video.

About Sydney

Sydney is a fabulous place to live: it is a cosmopolitan city of 5 million people nestled around the most beautiful harbour in the world. It has been ranked tenth in the world for its quality of living and is an Alpha+ global city. At USyd, you will be 30 minutes away from iconic beaches and just over an hour from hiking in the World-Heritage listed Blue Mountains. You can do all this year-round because of Sydney's perfect climate: it’s a subtropical paradise that records 2600 hours of sunshine a year, with average highs of 18 °C in the winter and 27 °C in the summer.

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We welcome second- and third-year USyd students wishing to do research in our group, either as Denison summer research scholars or through the Dalyell Scholars program.
An Honours degree takes one year and is an opportunity to devote 90% of your time to your own research project.
A PhD is a research degree lasting 3–3.5 years. Prospective students can take a look at the information from the School of Chemistry. PhD students are supported by a stipend, which is $28,092 per year as of 2020 and is tax-free. There are additional opportunities for further top-up scholarships, which our students have typically been successful in receiving.
We are eager to support outstanding candidates in applying for postdoctoral fellowships such as the ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (deadline in February/March).
We advertise other postdoctoral openings from time to time.