PhD Scholarship in Surface Engineering Job at Swinburne University of Technology – in Melbourne VIC

Job Description

Industry placements with leading industry partners

Development of thermal spray coatings onto novel substrates

$34,627 p.a. for up to 3.5 years (full-time, fixed term)

About the Centre

Swinburne’s ARC Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM), led by Swinburne Distinguished Professor Chris Berndt, has 19 Chief Investigators, and is the first ARC funded training Centre of its kind in Australia, delivering commercial benefits for industry. SEAM integrates industry-university cooperation for applied training within an industrial setting, covers a spectrum of important research themes and applications including biomaterials, graphene layering, high temperature coatings, laser metal deposition for materials repair and Industry 4.0 manufacturing processes, and aspires to provide pathways for job creation and a high-quality workforce in manufacturing. Further information on SEAM can be found at www.arcseam.com.au

About the Scholarship(s)

SEAM is looking for candidates who will work on a specific project on the development of thermal spray coatings onto novel substrates. The candidates will be closely integrated with key industry partners, located in Melbourne, Australia.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Essential: Strong metallurgy and materials science background;
  • Highly desirable: Experience in surface engineering, especially thermal spray coatings;
  • Desirable: Experience in understanding and managing wear and corrosion processes;
  • Desirable: Experience in using composite materials.

To be eligible for this scholarship you need to have:

  • First-class or 2A honours, or a Masters by research in engineering/science;
  • Analytical thinking, data analysis and critical problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team;
  • Evidence of good oral and written communication skills;
  • Applicants with publications will be highly regarded.
  • Must meet Swinburne’s entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy;
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, and be in a position to commence the PhD candidature in 2021.

Close date

Applications will close when the successful candidate has been appointed.

Start date

As soon as the applicant is selected.


SEAM Business and Operations Manager – [email protected]

Terms and conditions

Governed by Swinburne Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions. https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/research-degrees/degrees-programs/phd-doctor-of-philosophy/

All appointments are subject to hold a maintain a valid Working with Children’s Check.

If you require support due to special needs or alternate considerations, please contact our Diversity Manager Maree Norden, on [email protected] For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Tim Werner on [email protected]

How to apply

Start your application by clicking the “begin” button to upload a resume, cover letter and a copy of your academic transcript (in place of response to key selection criteria).

Applications close when the successful candidate has been chosen.

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Company: Swinburne University of Technology –

Company Location:  Melbourne VIC

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