PhD Scholarship: Blue Economy CRC

Griffith University

About the opportunity
We are seeking a talented and motivated PhD candidate to develop computer vision approaches to monitor the condition fish in Tasmania’s salmon aquaculture industry. The PhD candidate will join a productive, multidisciplinary research team and contribute to a research program within the Blue Economy CRC titled Advanced Monitoring to Maximise Fish Welfare in Offshore Aquaculture .  The project is a collaboration between Griffith University, The University of Tasmania and Tasmania’s three salmon aquaculture companies; Tassal, Huon Aquaculture, and Petuna and thus offers substantial opportunities to engage with industry.

About us
The successful candidate will be enrolled within Griffith University’s School of Environment and Science and be a member of the Coastal and Marine Research Centre.  The candidate will be located at the Gold Coast Campus.

About you
The selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. To be successful within this role, you should have a background in computer science or marine science.  You will have evidence of a passion for working with, and providing solutions for industry, and a strong desire to undertake multidisciplinary research.

Expressions of interest are welcome from domestic and onshore international applicants and international applicants.

Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelors degree with honours equivalent to first class honours or a Masters degree (AQF Level 9) incorporating a significant research component of a standard comparable to a bachelor honours degree or be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment. For further information on the eligibility requirements for the program refer here .

About the scholarship
The scholarship is for 3-years with a possible 6-month extension and is valued at $30,000 per year.

A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years. Please see the GUIPRS Conditions of Award for more information.

EoI process
Please do not select the “APPLY” button. All expressions of interest must be submitted to Professor Kylie Pitt containing:

  • Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
  • Evidence that you have completed a program with the required grades as detailed in the about you section
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Names of two referees

The closing date for expressions of interest is: 17th June, 2022

The preferred applicant will then be invited to apply on-line.

What Griffith offers
As a scholarship holder, you will study with a University that ranks among the top 2% worldwide and spans across campuses in South East Queensland. At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our HDR candidates and invest in the skills of our people. Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith’s strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For project related enquiries please contact:
Professor Kylie Pitt
Phone: (07) 5552 8324
Email: [email protected]


Professor Bela Stantic
Phone: (07) 5552 8761
Email: [email protected]

For administration enquiries please contact:
Griffith Graduate Research School
Phone: (07) 3735 3817
Email: [email protected]

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