Do you know a high achieving, enthusiastic student looking for a PhD in grape and/or wine research?
Generous postgraduate research opportunities are currently available to join the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production.
These projects offer a unique opportunity to work on industry-linked projects with leading grape and wine researchers and wine industry partners. All projects include an industry placement component.
The positions will be based at either the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine at The University of Adelaide (UA – Waite campus) or The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre at Charles Sturt University (CSU – Wagga Wagga, NSW).
Available projects span the grape and wine production chain. Follow the links below to find out more about the projects on offer.
- Inter-vine signalling via plant volatiles (UA, ICHDR1)
- Vascular transport into the berry – impact on fruit size and composition (CSU, ICHDR2)
- Genetic basis of salt exclusion in grapevine (UA, ICHDR4)
- Rapid assessment of grapes prior to harvest to quantify fungal off-flavours and product composition (CSU, ICHDR6)
- Alternatives to sulfur dioxide for controlling Brettanomyces spoilage in wine (UA, ICHDR7)
- The impact of light on oxidative and reductive aging of wine (CSU, ICHDR8)
- Defining and exploiting the indigenous microflora of grapes (UA, ICHDR12)
- Efficient red winemaking by monitoring extraction and evolution of colour and polyphenols (UA – PhD ICHDR13 and Masters ICHDR14 positions available)
- Membrane filtration technologies for efficient wine processing and recovery of valuable extracts (UA, ICHDR16)
Applications are open to suitably qualified Australian domestic and international students. Successful applicants will receive an indicative stipend of $32,302 per annum as set by the ARC for three years (PhD) or two years (MPhil) as well as generous project operating funds.
We encourage anyone interested in specific project(s) to get in touch with the listed project supervisor to express their interest and discuss the project(s) in more detail before applying.
Information regarding eligibility, stipends and how to apply can be found on our website’s join us page. Further queries can be directed to Training Centre Manager Dr Joanna Sundstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications will remain open until all projects are filled
The ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council (IC170100008) with additional support from Wine Australia and industry partners