PhD Scholarship in Mechatronics

Boroondara, Australia
14 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Mechanical and Product Design Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • 3 year scholarship, Hawthorn location

About the scholarship

A PhD scholarship is available for a high caliber candidate to join an industry led research project. The theme of the project is in the area of automation of plastic repair applications. The PhD student will work as part of a team of material scientists and robotics researchers to develop new and innovative automation solutions integrating technologies from several technology fields such as material science, robotics, 3D scanning and 3D printing. This is a new and very challenging area with high potential for future growth.

A PhD stipend of AU$35,000 per annum (tax free) and a tuition free scholarship will be provided to the right candidate for up to 3 years. The starting date is as soon as possible but some flexibility is possible for the right candidate.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree (with first class honors) or a Master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, robotics or related field. Significant industrial relevant experience will also be well considered.
  • Proficient CAD skills
  • Practical experience in developing/integrating mechatronic systems, preferably for articulated robots, and an understanding of real world issues that arise

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

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 below.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Mats Isaksson (Senior Research Fellow) 03 9214 4743. 

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

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on 

Applications close at 5 pm on Thursday 1st March 2018

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