First listed on: 14 September 2018

University of Adelaide-CSIRO Industry PhD Program

  • Are you passionate about a career in applied research or technology?
  • Want to kick-start your career with an industry placement during your PhD?
  • Apply for the University of Adelaide-CSIRO Industry PhD Program!

The University of Adelaide -CSIRO Industry PhD (iPhD) Program is an industry-focused, applied research training program that aims to produce the next generation of work-ready research and innovation leaders with the skills to work at the interface of research and industry in Australia. The program aims to provide an innovation and industry-focussed 4-year applied research training experience that gives graduates a competitive advantage across a broad range of future career paths.

Industry PhD Higher Degree Research candidates will:

  • Undertake an industry-focussed, applied research project
  • Be supervised by a team of three supervisors (CSIRO, University of Adelaide and Industry) with expertise in applied research skills, knowledge exchange and industry
  • Undertake an industry focussed training program with coursework and development activities
  • Gain ‘real life’ industry experience through a six-month internship during their four-year candidature

Projects: Industry PhD scholarships are being offered on the industry-led research projects listed below, for details please see

  • Identification of bioactive compounds from plant biomass
  • Managing groundwater in complex mining landscapes using advanced dating techniques
  • Increasing nitrogen use efficiency with micronutrient coatings for urea fertiliser
  • High Performance Solid-State Li-ion Battery based on Halloysite Additives for Next Generation Energy Storage Applications
  • Rootstock effects on grape rachis (bunch-stem) composition and the implications for red wine flavour and aroma.

Location:          Adelaide, South Australia (check project descriptions for details)
Scholarship:    annual $40,000 Scholarship over four years, plus project research support funds of $10,000 per annum
Reference:       58736

To be eligible to apply you must be:

Applications will be assessed on:

  • Experience relevant to the field of research, including any research experience
  • Suitability for the project
  • Academic excellence
  • Motivation for undertaking an Industry-led PhD project

Full details are outlined on the University of Adelaide website at

How to Apply:
For details on how to apply, please see the University of Adelaide website at

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Applications close: Wednesday 31st October 2018

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