PhD Scholarship in Enabling Technologies, Enhancing User Experience (Health Sciences)

Hawthorn, Australia
$28,870 annual stipend
09 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Be a part of Swinburne’s exciting new initiative
  • Full time, 3 year scholarship at our Hawthorn campus
  • $28,870 annual stipend

About the Scholarship

Swinburne University of Technology has launched MedTechVic, a new initiative focusing on the co-creation, development and delivery of enabling technologies for people who live with disability. As part of this initiative a scholarship is available within the School of Health for a student to undertake a PhD

We are seeking a motivated, curious and flexible PhD candidate. You will have a keen interest in the lived experience of people living with disability along with an interest in improving technology design and usability for end-users. Working with key stakeholders you will take part in an Australia-first partnership between industry, end users, community and multidisplinary researchers to chart a new route for the creation of platforms and services that meet the needs of people living with disability and enable them to live their lives and achieve their goals.

About You

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • an interest in enabling technologies
  • an aptitude for solution-focused, user-informed research.
  • enjoy working both independently and as part of a broader multi-disciplinary team.


An Honours or Masters degree in a related area or a combination of relevant study and work experience.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply

Please submit your CV, a statement addressing the selection criteria and cover letter including a paragraph outlining your research area of interest and addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.

For further information about this role and to review the position description; please click 'apply' or click onto it at the bottom of the advert.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on

Applications Close: Tuesday 30 August 2022, 5 pm

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Diversity and Inclusion

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For any support please contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator at or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan