Measuring Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Honey Bee Products


The objective of this project will be to conduct a mass screening of Australian Honeys for Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids and advise the industry on matters pertaining to Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid contamination.


  • Experience, skills and/or a keen interest in chemistry or similar.  
  • Willingness to work as part of a large interdisciplinary team to achieve outcomes through a combination of planning, working independently & collaboration with other team members. 
  • Willingness to engage with external stakeholders such as private companies & government departments to effectively present scientific research results to this audience. 
  • Excellent interpersonal & oral communication skills   
  • Limited fear of bees and bee stings. Bee allergies should be a consideration. 


Dr Peter Brooks


If you are interested in applying this PhD program, please send your latest CV and a personal statement (addressing the requirements) to before 31 December, 2017.