Swinburne University in Australia invites applications for a PhD Scholarship in Assistive Technology for Aged Care and Disabilities in the 2022/23 academic session.

Project details:

The new PhD position has become available where they are looking for a candidate to take part in research collaboration with the industry partner to conduct cutting edge research on “Rapidly-Deployable Soft Robotic Assistive Devices for Aged Care and Disabilities”. The aim of the project is to innovate commercially viable assistive device that can be rapidly deployed to users of varying sensual and physical impairments.


The proposed research has a good mix of fundamental studies in terms of materials and manufacturing processes as well as algorithmic and application development. It is expected that the project will generate new knowledge, leading to publishable results.

The research will contribute to enhancing Australia’s manufacturers’ competitiveness in innovating assistive technologies, design and manufacture of assistive devices for individualized clinic or home-based care for aged and impaired population. Specifically, the research project will spearhead the sponsor’s effort to grow its new business in assistive healthcare devices.

Worth of Award

  • Full time, fixed term position (3.5 years) at the Hawthorn campus
  • Scholarship amount (SUPRA Rate $28,597 pa)


To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Master of Engineering
  • Robotics, mechatronics, mechanical, biomedical, or relevant engineering background
  • Programing in C++, Python or Matlab
  • Experience in manufacturing processes.

How to Apply

  • Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.
  • For further enquires please contact Xiaoqi Chen via email [email protected]
    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on [email protected]

Deadline: Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, November 19, 2021


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