Available PhD Opportunities

We always welcome applications from prospective PhD students. If there are no advertised postgraduate projects please tell us why you are interested in our research and include a copy of your CV in your email to cstfa@jcu.edu.au

Available PhD Projects

Posted: 15 August 2019 - Active

  • Role of toxin genes in juvenile pearl oyster mortality syndrome
  • Family composition of grouper spawns and EBV estimation for traits - Honours or Masters
  • Maturation performance of sex-changed barramundi - Masters
  • Testing performance of polyphenols on growth performance in barramundi - Masters
  • Microbiomes in barramundi - Masters or PhD
  • Anitoiotic Microbial Resistance (AMRS) in Australian aquaculture - PhD
  • CRISPR knockout of myostatin, colour, DMRT, DND in barramundi - PhD

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Contact: aquaculture@jcu.edu.au

Posted: 12 July 2019 - Active

  • Developing genetic tools for establishing seafood provenance (Strategic Scholarship).
  • Combating summer mortality in abalone: can a little bit of stress be beneficial?

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Contact: jan.strugnell@jcu.edu.au

News and Media

5 March 2019

Dr Ellen Ariel was appointed a position on the FRDC AAHBS Scientific Advisory Committee


31 January 2019

Media Release

CRCNA funding announced for the Northern Australia Aquaculture plan - led by researchers at James Cook University




27 September 2018

CSTFA appointed as an official Technology Resource Partner (Australia) for APEC PPFS (Asian Pacific Economic Co-operation - Policy Partnership on Food Security).

APEC PPFS has as its mandate to strengthen and facilitate public-private cooperation to address food security issues in the region.

For information on the aims of APEC PPFS and current priorities please visit this website below:


5 July 2018

Media Release

Researchers from JCU and the Australian Prawn Farmers' Association (APFA) awarded CRCNA funding to conduct an audit of Queensland prawn farms to target bio-security threats


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