Open PhD positions

Monash Blockchain Technology Centre (MBTC) at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, has two fully funded openings for PhD students on the topic of blockchain. The salary is 27K ~ 37K AUD per year, tax free.


Monash is one of the prestigious "Group of Eight" universities in Australia. It is ranked #55 in the QS World University Rankings (2021) and #64 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2021). The PhD candidates will be part of the Monash Blockchain Technology Centre (MBTC) at Monash University, working with Dr. Jiangshan Yu (Associate Director of Research, MBTC). MBTC has strong collaboration between academics, industries and governments, both locally and internationally.

The position

Both positions are funded through our ARC DECRA project. One position will be focusing on blockchain system security, and the other position will be focusing on blockchain scalability.

Eligibility: Candidates must meet the following criteria.

Desired skills: Evidence of knowledge and research experience in at least one of the following topics would be beneficial: Impact of COVID-19: Due to concerns of potential delay caused by the travel ban, students (no matter the nationality) currently in Australia are more preferred. However, we can reserve the position and offer for the outstanding students who are not in Australia. Other details can be found at


There is no deadline. The position is on a first come, first served basis.


Please send all enquiries, with the subject format "[DECRA Scholarship] - Firstname Lastname", to jiangshan.yu [at] monash [dot] edu if you are interested!