PhD Scholarship in Sustainable Operations Management (Renewable
Job No.: 640797
Location: Caulfield campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 3.5-year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $30,000 tax-free (indexed plus allowances). For
scholarship procedures and conditions, please see: www. monash.edu/graduate-
Faculty of Business and Economics (Monash Business School) will provide the
Applications are invited from appropriately qualified individuals (domestic
or international) for a Sustainability Informatics PhD scholarship funded by
Algorand Foundation, and Monash Blockchain Technology Centre & Monash Business
School at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Sustainability is an urgent issue for organizations, communities and
individuals across the globe. Sustainable development requires an integrated
approach that takes into consideration environmental concerns along with
economic development and social futures. Australia is part of the Pacific
Ocean family of nations. The Blue Pacific connects us, feeds communities,
drives economies and is central to the culture of our Pacific family. We share
the responsibilities and challenges of realizing the Pacific's vision for a
region of sustainable prosperity. We support the Pacific's regional and global
advocacy efforts for the sustainable development, management and conservation
of its resources.
To understand global impact on sustainable development for the Pacific Region,
this project leverages the power of Blockchain for enhancing sustainability
practices. With the advanced technologies underpinning our modern world, we
propose to harness blockchain, in particular, the Algorand-empowered
blockchain, to develop key sustainability projects and collaborations across
the Pacific Region in different sectors. This ranges from Environmental
Sustainability such as climate change and clear water, Governmental
Sustainability such as sustainable public services and digital currency, to
Societal Sustainability such as supply chain and fintech.
The research team seeks to champion long-term sustainability and help fulfill
our commitment together with Algorand to the United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) through our research, education, and community
M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Management Science,
Industrial Engineering, or related fields (e.g., Economics, Financial
Engineering, Computer Science)
Knowledge of mathematical modelling (stochastic programming and/or
machine learning), optimization algorithms
Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English
Track-record of high-quality journal publications is desirable
Scholarship holders must be enrolled full time and on campus. Applicants who
already hold a PhD will not be considered.
Successful applicants will be expected to enrol by August 2023, but there may
be some flexibility regarding the date of commencement.
Please submit all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date.
Incomplete application packages will not be considered.
Application package must include:
A cover letter that includes (a) brief statement of the applicant's suitability and (b) clearly stating how the candidate satisfies all PhD eligibility criteria listed on requirements, as listed on: https: // www. monash.edu/business/research/graduate-research-program/doctor-of-philosophy/how-to-apply
An outline for a research plan (2 pages max) that responds to the scholarship application;
A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works, conference presentations and relevant work experience;
A full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation;
A copy of the applicant's Honours and/or Master thesis;
Contact details of two academic referees.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (over Skype/Zoom if necessary).
The interviews will be conducted in English.
Dr Xin Ma, Associate Professor, Department of Management, Monash Business
Friday 28 October 2022, 11:55 pm AEDT
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