Date Posted
28 Sep 2024

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PhD Program
Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)

PhD Scholarship: Injury Prevention Graduate Research Industry Partnership (IP GRIP) with WorkSafe Victoria

28 Sep 2024

NOTE: this position listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Position Description

DEPARTMENT/UNIT: Monash University Accident Research Centre

FACULTY/DIVISION: Office of the Senior Vice-Provost and Vice-Provost (Research)

REMUNERATION: An Injury Prevention GRIP scholarship of $29,500 p.a. 2022 full-time rate (tax-free stipend) – annually indexed plus allowances as per the stipend conditions:


DURATION: 3 year fixed-term appointment

WORK LOCATION Clayton, Victoria, Australia

ENQUIRIES: Jennie Oxley, Associate Director, Graduate Research. Email:


Monash University is committed to achieving excellence in research and education, built upon a deep and extensive engagement with the world, to serve the good of our communities and environment. At Monash, we nurture our researchers and their research. In particular, Monash’s Graduate Research program is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills and abilities to develop a broad range of skills and professional attributes and make an impact in industry, government, community or academia after graduation.

The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) and its Monash Faculty partners (Art and Design, Engineering, Arts, and Medicine) have, for over three decades, forged enduring and collaborative partnerships with Australian and international industry, government and other organisations which have fostered cutting-edge injury prevention research, and have convincingly established us as world leaders in the field of injury prevention. Our research and associated activities have direct translational impact in safety policy and practice with international reach.

The Project:

Young workers (aged 15-19) bring new skills, energy and innovation into a workforce, however, this group has higher injury rates compared with other worker age groups. While Worksafe has implemented a number of initiatives to address young worker health and safety across all industries and during apprenticeships, it has identified the potential to refocus initiatives that incorporate effective communication with young worker groups. This research will examine barriers with previous approaches to develop a framework that informs effective means of communicating health and safety messages using behavioural science methods that will drive behavioural change and lead action for young workers


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;
• Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen;
• Have an interest in injury prevention research and specifically, an interest in health data analysis and statistics;
• 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, and
• Have analytical thinking, data analysis and critical problem-solving skills.

1. Potential candidates should complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form:

Please include the one page research proposal, and submit this form, with full CV and transcripts.

2. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview at MUARC.

How to Apply

Potential candidates should complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form: Please include the one page research proposal, and submit this form, with full CV and transcripts.

Position Category: Other. Position Type: PhD Program. Position Tags: workplace safety, injury prevention, road safety, injury, australia, safety, industry, and monash. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.