Optimising Manuka Honey Production in the South-West of WA


A PhD plant biology student wanting to be involved in the development of a new industry is required to investigate land rehabilitation with Leptospermum for the production of Manuka honey 


  • Experience, skills and/or a keen interest in plant biology, modelling and agriculture or similar.   
  • Ability to operate outdoors in an observational environment ( native bush & remote locations)
  • 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 Michael Renton

Phd Student

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