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FOOD & dairy Industry partnershipS

Now recruiting  PhD students for 2017

"These partnerships provide our PhD students with the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary research expertise, professional skills and networks relevant to industry."

Professor Zlatko Skrbis
Vice-Provost (Graduate Education)
Monash University

About the industry

The food and dairy sector is a significant contributor to the social and economic prosperity of the Australasia region. The Australian dairy industry alone annually contributes almost $3 billion in export earnings. 

This Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP) will produce a new generation of PhD-qualified scientists and engineers for the dairy and food industry. Being involved in these industry partnerships will provide you with specialised industry experience, mentoring, internships and interdisciplinary skills in Engineering, Science, Medicine, and Information Technology.  

Our goal is to establish Monash University as the premier R&D partner for the dairy and food industry in Australia; and to offer our Graduate Researchers a unique opportunity to collaborate with industry while completing a significant research project.

Projects for students

How to apply

Please complete an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST form and include the following documents:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant's suitability.
  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works.
  • A full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevantcertified documentation.
  • Contact details of two academic referees
  • Evidence of English-language proficiency (international applicants only).

In addition to satisfying the Academic and English language requirements for PhD admission at Monash, applicants must show excellent communication skills, inter-personal skills and be willing to travel, including regular site visits during the course of their projects.

Applications close on 31 August 2017; however, positions may fill prior to this date. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to secure your place early.

Important note: You may be required to interview with an industry partner prior to commencing your project.

Applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.

Key Contacts

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Participating faculties and departments

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Monash Food Innovation Centre
  • Monash Graduate Education