The DairyFeedbase and DairyBio PhD Program provides a great opportunity for early career scientists to establish their careers and for the dairy industry to attract, nurture and retain that talent.  

PhD opportunities in dairy

PhD opportunities in dairy
PhD Program

PhD Opportunities in Dairy

Are you interested in pursuing a PhD in the dairy industry? Our community of over 25 PhD students has access to various large-scale projects, diverse science teams, and modern facilities. Each project directly links to the industry, including mentoring and participation in industry events.

Our brightest and most innovative projects are DairyBio and DairyFeedbase, led by world-renowned Agriculture Victoria researchers. Attracting, nurturing, and retaining the next generation of leading dairy researchers is essential for staying at the forefront of innovation. That’s why we developed the PhD program.

The DairyBio and DairyFeedbase PhD programs are designed for early career researchers who have completed their Master’s studies and are seeking to pursue PhD candidature. The program offers a range of meaningful research projects and professional development opportunities.

The PhD fellowships maybe based at the following locations:

  • Ellinbank Research Centre and SmartFarm Ellinbank, Victoria
  • Hamilton Research Centre and SmartFarm Hamilton, Victoria
  • AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience Melbourne, Victoria

The successful candidates will receive:

  • A $35,000 p.a (tax-free) scholarship for up to three and a half years
  • Professional development programs
  • International travel opportunities
  • Access to state-of-the-art technologies

Successful applicants must meet Australian university entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

PhD research fellowships – Apply today

For all enquiries and to apply, please forward a covering letter, your curriculum vitae (please include evidence of research writing) and academic transcripts to:

Kendra Whiteman
Agriculture Victoria
+61 03 9032 7065

Recruiting of new students is ongoing, and we welcome enquiries for our PhD program – have a look below at current PhD opportunities, our mentoring program or read about some of our successful PhD candidates: