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PhD Scholarship Available

We are looking for a doctoral researcher to help plan and research an innovative community engagement program known as Livewell Clusters, aimed at helping participants to reduce carbon emissions in their homes, communities and workplaces.

Although the successful candidate will be enrolled through Curtin University, this three-year study will be based in Melbourne, so this is where the successful candidate will live and work (although some research in Sydney is also anticipated). It is one of a number of projects within the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, a national federally-funded consortium of universities, businesses and government bodies, and the City of Yarra and Yarra Energy Foundation are initial partners in this project. There will be an annual student stipend of $30,000.

We are looking for someone with an existing Masters or Honours degree in any of a range of relevant disciplines, e.g., environmental science, sustainability, psychology, sociology or community development. As well as this academic experience, the successful applicant may have a background of paid or voluntary work or activism. We are seeking someone with good research, writing, organisational and interpersonal skills, a capacity for creative and analytical thinking, and the ability to be part of a team.

Please contact Dr Rob Salter on 0423 040 209 or email to obtain further information and a set of questions to be addressed in your Expression of Interest, which needs to reach us by 11 April 2014.

Livewell Clusters: An action research project of the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living

Undertaken through Curtin University and supported by the City of Yarra and Yarra Energy Foundation