Student Researcher in Lab


Nurturing Australia's future top scientists

At the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute we are committed to attracting, mentoring, developing and investing in the future of the best students with world leaders in their field as mentors. Our students include:

Each supervisor provides practical, intellectual, emotional support to their student and are role models for their research trainees. They foster a research culture of excellence, integrity, professionalism and mutual respect.

At the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, we encourage a collaborative learning environment through the provision of dedicated weekly research and education seminars, including:

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Together with our on-campus partners, including the Garvan Medical Research Institute, Applied Medical Research and St Vincent’s Hospital, we often host international visitors who present on-site seminars, at lab meetings and in one-on-one meetings with members of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

We are committed to promoting and maintaining the highest standards of integrity and accountability in the conduct of academic research, and endorse a culture of honesty and transparency in all our activities. We are a publicly financed institution, with funding enabling us to provide essential resources to our research community.

If you are interested in studying with us please look through the different areas of research undertaken at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. When you have identified a Laboratory or project that best suits your interests and experience please email your application to Your application should include a cover letter stating the Laboratory or project you are interested in, your CV and your academic transcript. Your application will be sent to the relevant Faculty member for consideration.

Female scientist working in laboratory

“For those students interested in science and research, I would recommend starting with a look at research institutes,”

- Monique Ohanian, Star Scientist

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years