VH2 Masters Scholarship - Public Perception of Hydrogen

Swinburne University of Technology


September 26, 2022


  • Impact Masters Scholarship - ‘Public perception of hydrogen' (with a possible performance-based PhD pathway
  • Full time, fixed term at our Hawthorn campus or option of working remotely
  • $28,854 p.a for 2 years
  • About the Scholarship As part of Swinburne's exciting Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2) project, we're looking for a Masters candidate to join the core multidisciplinary research team at VH2. We are seeking people who wish to work at the nexus of humans and technology, and who have the aptitude to undertake solution-focused research as part of a broader multidisciplinary research team.

    Led by Swinburne University of Technology, working in partnership with CSIRO and Germany's ARENA 2036, VH2 will bring together researchers, industry partners and business. Testing, trialing and demonstrating new and emerging hydrogen technologies, the Victorian Hydrogen Hub will support sustainable manufacturing practices and the ability to store clean energy from renewable sources, striving to create a sustainable future for all.

    A specific focus of this Masters is on exploring methods of effectively communicating information about hydrogen to the general public. In particular, the project focuses on using experimental social psychology to test the effectiveness of different communication strategies. The project will provide insights into how to most effectively shift public opinion around hydrogen energy.

    About you To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Psychology); Honours or Masters degree (for those candidates who wish to pursue a possible PhD pathway)
  • The ideal candidates are expected to be enthusiastic, self-motivated with a demonstrable aptitude for research and development.
  • Research and/or work experience relevant to one of the themes
  • Good team-working, observational and communication skills
  • A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

    Qualifications An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Psychology); Honours or Masters degree (for possible PhD Pathway)

    About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
  • The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    To Apply Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.

    For further information about this role and to review the position description; please click 'apply' or click onto it at the bottom of the advert.

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

    For further information please contact: Dr James Williams , jwilliams@swin.edu.au

    Applications Close: Monday 26 September 2022, 5pm

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    (Agency queries will not be accepted for this role) (#LI-SW)

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    About the employer

    Swinburne University of Technology (often simply called Swinburne) is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1908 as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College by George Swinburne in order to serve those without access to further...