PhD Scholarship in New Resins in the Factory of the Future

Hawthorn, Australia
04 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 novel matrix systems for advanced carbon fibre composite structures. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with a world leading Composites Research Team at the Factory of the Future, Swinburne and this scholarship is part of a highly prestigious funding from the Australian Research Council.

The Factory of the Future is the central facility supporting innovative manufacturing and technology at Swinburne University of Technology. Factory of the Future is a capability pillar within Swinburne Innovation Precinct and a key facility for the Manufacturing Futures Institute. 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 Lab 22, ARC Training Centre in Biodevices and our new Industry 4.0 TestLab.

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 Chemistry (Synthetic/Polymer)/Materials Science or a related field;
  • Knowledge and experience with synthesis of polymers, ionic liquids, other molecules.

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, please contact Dr Nishar Hameed (Research Fellow), or +613 9214 5623.

Refer to position number: PHDSCHOL

This application will remain open until the position has been filled successfully.