HDR Scholarship - Food Agility CRC 3PS

  • PHD
  • up to
  • 14 October 2022

They are searching for an outstanding research student based at Curtin University to undertake an industry-based, fully-funded MPhil degree focusing on researching value creation from the development of new machine learning applications within the agricultural technologies domain. The research student will design and conduct in-depth research into the exploration of consumer demands and value chain benefits of traceability in the WA pig industry for achieving market differentiation and competitive advantage in key global markets.


• The successful candidate must be able to commence full-time studies on location at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, no later than Monday, 30 February. There is no negotiation on this. • An academic and/or industry background in the agri-food sector is preferred, but not essential • Experience/knowledge in marketing or supply chain theories, research design and methodologies. • A passion for learning and applying quantitative techniques (e.g. cluster analysis, factor analysis, conjoint analysis) to identify the value proposition of traceability and welfare attributes for the Craig Mostyn Group across its supply chain with consumer preferences in mind. • Ability to engage with multiple stakeholders and collaborate effectively within a broader multidisciplinary team. • Proactive, accountable, and ability to understand and work towards broader commercial outcomes and imperatives in a reporting-intensive environment. • Proven track record of high-quality academic writing.

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• The total dollar value of the stipend: $35,000 per annum (tax free). This is for a stipend only. Successful HDR applicants for admission may receive a 100% fee offset for up to two years. • Duration of the scholarship: Two years. • Stipend only commences whilst student is onshore.


If this project excites you, and your research skills and experience are a good fit for this specific project, you should contact the Project Lead via the Expression of Interest (EOI) form.

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