PhD Position in Exertion Games
Monash University

PhD scholarship – (HCI, Interaction Design) in the Exertion Games Lab

Job No: 602352

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $27,872 AUD per annum full-time rate (tax-free stipend for 3 years)

The Exertion Games Lab in Melbourne, Australia, is seeking exceptional PhD candidates to research novel interfaces around digital play.

We are mostly interested in the following topics:

  • Digital water play
  • Understanding the design of interactive muscle memory (motor memory) systems
  • Human-Computer Integration
  • Interactive eating
  • Food as metamaterial
  • Flying play companions
  • Games with flying pixels
  • Interactive rock-climbing

Entry requirements for PhD candidates:

You will need to have a four-year degree that includes a thesis or a three-year Bachelor and a Master’s degree by research, see here for more details.

Typical backgrounds are interaction design, human-computer interaction, game design, computer science, industrial design, electrical engineering, human movement, sports science, performing and media arts, but we are curious to hear what you can contribute. All nationalities are encouraged to apply. The PhDs in the Exertion Games Lab take 3 years.

All positions are full-time, onsite, and by thesis, i.e. conclude with a thesis in the field of interaction design/HCI supervised by Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller. Scholarships are available according to the standard Australian Postgraduate Award rate of approx. AUD 28,000 per year. The Exertion Games Lab also hosts weekly presentation, writing and reading group activities to support the candidate. We are also offering space to research and design in an open plan lab environment.

Applicants will first apply with an expression of interest to the email below. After the internal interview with the Exertion Games Lab, the candidate will need to apply to the general university admissions office. This two-step process ensures that we are able to endorse your application.

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Please submit your expression of interest, including CV and portfolio website if available by email to,  with subject line “APPLICATION”.

We are looking forward to reading your applications!

The Exertion Games Lab

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