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PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) John Lane Memorial Scholarship

Job No.: 618307

Location: MUARC, Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: A Monash University Accident Research Centre Foundation Scholarship offers a generous $35,000 p.a. tax-free stipend - annually indexed plus allowances as per the stipend conditions:

The Opportunity

A unique, exciting opportunity exists for an exceptionally talented candidate interested in undertaking a PhD at the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC). MUARC is Australia's largest and most respected accident and injury prevention research organisation. MUARC’s research, consultancy, training and scientific expertise include safety in all modes of transport, in the workplace, in the community and in the home. MUARC’s goal is simple but profound: to create safe and resilient solutions to local and global challenges. We do this by:

  • Striving for excellence in our research and academic programs
  • Creating and supporting the next generation of injury prevention leaders and advocates
  • Engaging with governments, industry and community so they can make effective and accountable decisions to eliminate injury
  • Leading and advocating for robust evidence-based injury prevention policy and interventions that can be adopted across communities
  • Demonstrating a safe, supportive and inclusive workplace
  • Providing the best possible physical and human resources to support the MUARC research program

The MUARC Graduate Research program provides an excellent and high-quality research environment for postgraduate students. Our students have the opportunity to study with some of the world’s leading injury prevention specialists, both within the University and through their collaboration with our key stakeholders and industry partners. Details for our current students, as well as our alumni, can be found on the MUARC website.

John Lane Memorial Scholarship

Dr John Lane, recognised as the father of aviation safety in Australia, and a leader in road safety, passed away on January 21st 1999 at the age of 81. In recognition of Dr Lane's contribution to the field of injury prevention, and as a personal tribute, the Trustees of the MUARC Foundation established the John Lane Memorial Scholarship.

With the scholarship now vacant, potential PhD candidates have the opportunity to apply for this scholarship and undertake their PhD research program at MUARC in one of the following broad injury prevention areas:

  • Disaster resilience, preparedness and management
  • Falls prevention
  • Injury epidemiology
  • Injury outcomes
  • Injury prevention in lower and middle-income countries
  • Road/Transport safety
  • Workplace safety

As part of the application process, potential PhD candidates are invited to submit a research proposal (approximately 1 page). This proposal can be based on the potential PhD candidates’ own injury prevention topic or can expand one of the PhD research proposals listed on the MUARC website. Details on writing a research proposal can be found on the Graduate research and writing page

Candidate Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Have a relevant Honours or Masters degree with H1 or equivalent
  • Meet the eligibility criteria for PhD candidature at Monash University
  • Have Australian or New Zealand citizenship (or permanent residence), and currently residing in Australia
  • Have a strong interest in safety and injury prevention research
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Have the ability to plan, organise, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Have analytical thinking, data analysis and critical problem-solving skills

How to apply 

  1. Potential candidates should complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form, including the one page research proposal, and submit this form, with full CV and transcripts, to the Graduate Research Administrative Officer (see details provided above)
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an in-person or virtual interview


Samantha Bailey, Graduate Research Administrative Officer, Monash University Accident Research Centre, Phone: +61 3 9902 0358 or Email: 

Closing Date

Saturday 15 May 2021, 11:55pm AEST

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