Swinburne University of Technology
- Contribute to engaged research in the economics of innovation
- Centre for Transformative Innovation
- Full-time, 3-year scholarship commencing early 2021 - $28,597 per annum
About the Scholarship
An exciting opportunity exists for a PhD candidate within The Centre for Transformative Innovation, to work with a team of researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, The University of Melbourne, The University of Kentucky, and The Boeing Company.
The PhD candidate will be embedded within a broader research project that seeks to understand optimal organisational design for coordinating R&D; projects in globally-dispersed organisations.
Joining the Swinburne’s Social Network Research Laboratory (http://www.swinburne.edu.au/sna), the candidate will have an opportunity to work with a leading group of network scholars who develop statistical social network models and apply them to real-world challenges involving innovation and organisational networks.
With this exciting opportunity, the successful PhD candidate will have the opportunity to present project results at the ION Conference, obtaining international expert feedback, supporting their publication outcomes, growing their professional networks within the industry and receive funding to visit the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.
About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.
Forge strong industry connections, become workplace ready and gain an edge on the competition. Swinburne’s Faculty of Business and Law equips you with the knowledge and skill-set to thrive in the future of business, including the opportunity to conduct impactful research into the changing shape of industry, economy and society.
To be successful in the role, you will have:
- Academic Background in Management, Organisational Studies, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Psychology, Technology and Innovation Management
- Strong quantitative skills
- Ability to work with high profile business partner
- Project Management or business experience is desirable.
A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.
How to apply and further information
To express your interest in this position, you will need to submit the following:
- A one page cover letter summarising your academic background, research interest and motivation for applying.
- A detailed CV (including name and contact details of two referees)
- Two page research proposal
- Degree certificate and grade transcripts (including grades for each course)
- GMAT and GRE Scores
- TOFEL/IELTS Scores (if from a non-English speaking country or if previous degree qualification is not from an institution in an English speaking country)
For further enquires please contact Professor Dean Lusher ([email protected] or +61 3 9214 5934) - please do not forward applications to this email address. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on [email protected]
Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Jessie Macintyre, Director (Employee Experience) at [email protected] For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact [email protected]
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, [email protected] Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.
Applications close at 5pm on 6 November 2020.