PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Developing product labels to communicate sustainable food packaging to consumers
The George Institute is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:
- Find better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
- Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
- Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit our website to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.
We have an exciting opportunity for a PhD candidate to undertake research investigating the most effective ways of communicating with consumers about sustainable food packaging. The goals of the PhD will be to (i) examine consumers’ attitudes to how their foods and beverages are packaged and (ii) design and test labels that can effectively convey packaging sustainability information to consumers.
The research will involve both qualitative and quantitative research methods. High-end statistical skills are not a pre-requisite, but the candidate will need to be interested in expanding this aspect of their skillset with the support of the team. Candidates will ideally possess knowledge relating to consumer research, decision sciences, and/or behavioural psychology.
Professor Simone Pettigrew, Program Head of Food Policy, The George Institute for Global Health.
Candidates must hold a relevant first or second-class Honours degree or Masters degree and/or be able to demonstrate equivalent research experience.
Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents are eligible to apply.
The PhD Scholarship is at $30,000 per annum (tax exempt) for three years subject to satisfactory progress.
Applications must include:
- A cover letter
- Current resume
- Copy of academic transcripts
- Proof of citizenship or permanent residency, and
- The names and contact details of at least two referees.
Midnight, Wednesday 19th January 2022.