Gain valuable experience and work on projects with cutting edge technologies

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science (CXS) brings together leading Australian researchers in the field of physics, chemistry and biology.

CXS research areas include X-ray imaging using free-electron lasers and synchrotron sources, the production of coherent X-rays and electrons using laser and cold-atom methods, strong-field laser physics, and the application of high-end imaging methods employing visible light, x-rays or electrons to answer important biological and materials sciences questions.

CXS is made up of scientists from the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, Monash University, Swinburne University of Technology, Griffith University and the CSIRO.

High quality PhD students are sought to contribute to a variety of projects in the areas of:

  • Experimental and Theoretical Physics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Modelling

Applicants should have a strong academic record with an MSc degree or Honours (First Class) or equivalent in a relevant discipline. They must be able to work within a team and should have high level written and oral communications skills.


Applications must include a cover letter outlining experience, a relevant and up to date CV, two referees and an academic transcript.


Please send your academic record or results of undergraduate subjects, if available, when emailing your enquiry to the email address below.

For enquiries, please email Tania Smith, CXS Chief Operating Officer at· This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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