PhD Scholarship in Sustainable Operations Management

Monash University Faculty of Business and Economics


PhD Scholarship in Sustainable Operations Management (Renewable Energy Informatics)

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: The Faculty of Business and Economics (Monash Business School) will provide the tuition fees.

The Opportunity

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 engagement.

Candidate Requirements

  • 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.

Application Process:

Please submit all materials to by the closing date. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

Application package must include:

  1. 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:
  2. An outline for a research plan (2 pages max) that responds to the scholarship application;
  3. A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works, conference presentations and relevant work experience;
  4. A full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation;
  5. A copy of the applicant’s Honours and/or Master thesis;
  6. 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 School, 

Closing Date:

Friday 28 October 2022, 11:55 pm AEDT

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