Jackfruit - PhD Horticulture Scholarship

Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia

Jackfruit is a high-value horticultural crop of North Australia. In this project, the comparison of pre-harvest and post-harvest fruit characteristics, post-harvest physiology, consumer attributes and economic evaluation of the supply chain of Jackfruit produced in different preharvest settings will be investigated.
Important dates Opens: 8-10-2021 Closes: 20-12-2021
Applies to Domestic International Postgraduate Research

About the project

This joint research project involves a PhD student, Professors Zora Singh and A Woodward, Edith Cowan University (ECU), Joondalup, Western Australia, Dr MS Mazhar, Agriculture Branch, Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade (DITT), Darwin, NT and Dr K Sangha, Charles Darwin University (CDU) and an industry advisor Mr. Greg Owens, NT Farmers. This project is jointly funded by CRC for Developing Northern Australia, ECU, Western Australia, DITT, Northern Territory Government and CDU. In the initial phase of the project the PhD student will work at the ECU Joondalup campus to develop the proposal. All the experimental work will be conducted by the PhD student at DITT, NT with the joint supervision of the staff from ECU, DITT and CDU. Following the completion of PhD research, the PhD student will complete the thesis, submission and publication at ECU, Joondalup.

In addition to a tuition fee waiver, expenses for research related travel, chemicals and consumables, the PhD stipend is valued at $30,000 p.a. for up to a maximum of 3 years.
At a glance

This scholarship is open to individuals who are prospective or current students.
Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents, New Zealand Citizens, Permananent Humanitarian Visa holders and international students who meet the entry requirements of Western Australia's pandemic-related controlled border are eligible for this scholarship.

Eligibility guidelines

We are seeking a candidate with BSc Honours (first class or upper second class) / MSc qualification in horticulture, agricultural science, plant science, or an equivalent discipline.

Preferably the candidate has a C class Australian Drivers Licence (or equivalent) as they will carry out travelling and working in rural locations in the Northern Territory.

A candidate with research experience in laboratory and field research data collection and analysis will be preferred.

Eligible applicants must apply to study in a PhD research course prior to 20th December 2021
Terms and conditions

Please refer to the HDR Scholarship Conditions
How to apply

If you are interested in this project and your qualifications, research training and skills are suitable, you should contact Professor Zora Singh (Project Leader) by email at z.singh@ecu.edu.au, expressing your interest in the project. Please also send your curriculum vitae, along with a list of publications and research experience.

Apply for admission in L61 - Doctor of Philosophy at Edith Cowan University prior to 20th December 2021 - https://www.ecu.edu.au/degrees/courses/doctor-of-philosophy
For more information

The candidates can contact Professor Zora Singh to enquire about this PhD scholarship at:

Email: z.singh@ecu.edu.au
Contact Number in Australia: (08) 6304 6701 - https://www.ecu.edu.au/scholarships/details/phd-horticulture-scholarship

pre-harvest characteristics
post-harvest fruit characteristics
post-harvest physiology
consumer attributes
economic evaluation of the supply chain
Joondalup, Western Australia (Australia)