PhD Scholarship

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 30 Nov 2019

  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term (3 Year Scholarship, based at Hawthorn Campus)
  • Annual stipend $27,596 (indexed) (2019 rate) for three years (with possible 6 month extension)

Swinburne is an innovative and inclusive university characterised by high-quality, career-oriented education and strong engagement with industry and the community. Our vision is to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact, through science, technology and innovation

In recent years, Swinburne ranked within the top 3% of universities around the world, as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and ranked in the Top 100 universities under 50 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

A PhD scholarship is available for cutting-edge research into the design and development of advanced materials for structural energy storage applications. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with world leading Composites Research Team at the Manufacturing Futures Research Institute, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne. As such the facility supports a diverse range of teaching, research and commercialisation activities. It is a home to a wide range of collaborative partnerships including with CSIRO, ARC Training Centre in Biodevices, ARC Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials and new Industry 4.0 manufacturing processes, and aspires to provide pathways for job creation and a high-quality workforce in advanced materials manufacturing.

Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:
• A Bachelor degree Honours and/or a research master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the research topic (or equivalent)
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination certificate with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no individual band score below 6.0
• A background in Engineering/Chemistry/Materials Science or a related field;
• Knowledge and experience with polymers, carbon fibre or carbon nanomaterials or 2D materials

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact, through science, technology and innovation

How to apply
To start an application click on begin at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check.

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

For further information about the scope of research project, please contact the principal supervisor Dr Nisa Salim (Vice-Chancellor’s Initiative Research Fellow), or +61392145703.

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on . For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact .

Refer to position number: SUPRA
Applications close: 5pm Saturday 30 November 2019

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