GRIP PhD Scholarship in Improving Functional Milk Properties

Monash, Australia
11 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Opportunity

Expressions of interest are sought from outstanding candidates for PhD study for a number of Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP) scholarships

Project Description

Burra Foods is an Australian dairy ingredient processor that has been producing and marketing value-added dairy products to the global food manufacturing market for more than 20 years. We specialise in creating dairy ingredients with all the functional and sensory characteristics of fresh milk.

This project aims to develop knowledge of changes in properties and functionalities of milk undergoing the processing steps to produce our frozen milk concentrate products. The outcome will provide a scientific basis underlying any changes in process conditions and properties in relation to the current applications in food products, as well as to potentially develop new applications.

Industry Partner

This project will be conducted in collaboration with Burra Foods. The project will require regular visits and collaborative work at our manufacturing plant at Korumburra.

Scholarship & Professional Development


Equivalent to the RTP Stipend (previously known as Australian Postgraduate Award) 2018 rate A$28,900 pa full time pro-rata. Applications from exceptional candidates may be granted additional support for international tuition fees.

International students will have their compulsory overseas student health cover (OSHC) paid for (individual student only).

Professional Development:

The candidate may be provided with an industry internship opportunity (3 – 6 months), industry training programs, and professional development workshops during the course of their PhD program.

Integral to your PhD, you will:

  • Undertake training in both advanced technical and other topics through Monash and Burra Foods
  • Work with an experienced team focusing on innovation for the food industry
  • Spend part of your time at Burra Foods as part of the project

Faculty / Portfolio: Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science

Location: Clayton campus, Monash University

Supervisors (if determined)

  • Prof. Cordelia Selomulya
  • Dr Meng Wai Woo

Remuneration: A$28,900.00 p.a. full-time rate (pro-rata).

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, over Skype. The interviews will be conducted in English.

Candidate Requirements

Applicants will be considered provided that they fulfil the criteria for PhD admission at Monash University and demonstrate excellent research capability. Details of the relevant requirements are available at  

The successful applicants need to enrol and be on Campus by no later than 28th February 2018.

Submit an Expression of Interest

EOIs shall comprise:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant's suitability (1 x A4 page maximum)
  • A CV / Resume, including a list of any published works
  • A full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation
  • Contact details of two academic referees
  • Evidence of English-language proficiency (international applicants only) 

Note: applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered

EOIs shall be sent, as a PDF attachment in an e-mail, to:

Ms Lilyanne Price

Academic Programs Manager

Department of Chemical Engineering


Monash University

Level 2, Building 35, Room 226D, Clayton Campus////

Wellington Road

Clayton Vic 3800



Enquiries about the Scholarship should be directed to Ms Lilyanne Price

Closing date

30th January 2018, 04:00 p.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Time.