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- Are you passionate about a career in applied research or technology?
- Want to kick-start your career with an industry placement during your PhD?
- Apply for the UNSW-CSIRO Industry PhD Program!
The UNSW-CSIRO Industry PhD (iPhD) Program is an industry-focused, applied research training program that aims to produce the next generation of work-ready research and innovation leaders with the skills to work at the interface of research and industry in Australia. The program aims to provide an innovation and industry-focussed 4-year applied research training experience that gives graduates a competitive advantage across a broad range of future career paths.
The Industry PhD program has been developed to help bridge the ‘research-industry divide’ in Australia. Specifically the program addresses three key areas:
- Increasing the number of high calibre STEM graduates going on to applied research and technology careers
- Increasing innovation and industry-focussed, practical research training (to ensure that STEM research graduates are ‘work ready’)
- Providing more incentive and opportunities for Australian businesses to employ STEM researchers
Industry PhD Higher Degree Research candidates will:
- Undertake an industry-focussed, applied research project
- Be supervised by a team of three supervisors (CSIRO, UNSW and Industry) with expertise in applied research skills, knowledge exchange and industry
- Undertake an industry focussed training program with coursework and development activities
- Gain ‘real life’ industry experience through a six-month internship during their four-year candidature
Projects: Industry PhD projects are being offered on the industry-led research projects listed below, for details please see https://research.unsw.edu.au/industry-phd/
- Development of Microencapsulation technology for targeted delivery of enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract of ruminants
- Landscape Dynamics of regenerating forests: Predicting climate change impacts on carbon-farming projects in Australian rangelands
- The development and application of novel bioinformatic analytical tools to identify and monitor antimicrobial resistance patterns in sexually transmitted infections
- Genomic Newborn Screening
Location: Sydney, NSW (check project descriptions for details)
Scholarship: annual $41,000 Scholarship over four years, plus project research support funds of $12,000 per annum
To be eligible to apply you must be:
- an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident;
- not already enrolled in a PhD;
- able to meet UNSW admission criteria (https://research.unsw.edu.au/research-higher-degree-programs); and
- meet UNSW English Language Requirements (https://www.unsw.edu.au/english-requirements-policy).
Applications will be assessed on:
- Experience relevant to the field of research, including any research experience
- Suitability for the project
- Academic excellence
- Motivation for undertaking an Industry-led PhD project
Full details are outlined on the UNSW website at https://research.unsw.edu.au/industry-phd/.
How to Apply:
Applications should be directed to UNSW. For details on how to apply, please see the UNSW website at https://research.unsw.edu.au/industry-phd/available-projects
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Applications close: Friday 3 April 2020 (11.59pm AEDT)