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Looking to the future

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:

  • PhD students;
  • Honours students;
  • Masters students;
  • Independent Learning Project (ILP) students.

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

  • The Paul Korner Seminar Series (presented by students & post-docs);
  • Weekly Education Seminars (presented by Faculty, senior scientists and distinguished scientists, covering specific topics);
  • The Barbara Ell Seminar Series (held monthly, with seminars from distinguished Australian scientists);
  • Other special seminars, held on an ad hoc basis;
  • All of our students have a standing invitation to attend any Garvan/AMR seminars and the annual Victor Chang Institute Symposium;
  • Regular lab meetings to discuss the status of research projects.

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 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 click on the link below to discover the different areas of research undertaken at the Victor Chang Institute. When you have identified a Laboratory or project that best suits your interests and experience please email your application to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now. 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.

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Summer Scholarships

 

Summer Scholarships

Applications for 2018/2019 Summer Scholarships will open in October 2018.

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Summer Scholarships Program provides undergraduate students with the chance to experience the life of a researcher at one of Australia’s leading biomedical research facilities.

This exciting opportunity will allow you to broaden your knowledge of biomedical research, hone your communication skills and participate in laboratory activities. You will work alongside some of the most experienced and passionate researchers in the country and get an insight into what studying for Honours or other higher degree might be like.

A limited number of Summer Scholarships valued at $300 per week are available and will be awarded based on merit. Successful candidates will undertake 6 to 8 weeks of research between November and February.

To be eligible to apply for a Summer Scholarship you must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree at an Australian University.

If you are interested in applying for a Summer Scholarship please click on the link below to discover the different areas of research undertaken at the Victor Chang Institute. When you have identified a laboratory or project that best suits your interests and experience please email your application to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click Apply Now. 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.

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Work experience

High School Students

Applications for the 2018 Victor Chang Work Experience Program have now closed and all places on the Program have been filled.

At the Victor Chang Institute we support and encourage the next generation of scientists and researchers through the Victor Chang Work Experience Program.

Each year we offer a limited number students from Australian high schools a place on our Work Experience Program.  The Program is structured to give participants the opportunity to gain practical understanding of the different types of careers available in research.

The Work Experience Program runs in terms 2, 3, and 4.  Places are limited and our Program fills up quickly. If you would like to participate in the Program we recommend you contact us in term 1 of the school year. Work experience placements should be arranged as part of your school's recognised work experience program.

When applying for work experience, please study the research pages of our website (link below)  to familiarise your self with the type of research undertaken at the Victor Chang Institute. Then complete an application form and email it to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now.

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University Students

We offer students from Australian universities the opportunity for a work experience placement. Work experience placements are a useful tool in refining your future research interests, and are a valuable addition to your CV.

Placements are for one to two weeks full-time, or for a longer period, part-time.

All university placements are strictly unpaid.  During the placement, students will essentially work as a research assistant on a single project.

If you are interested in a University work experience placement please click on the link below to discover the different areas of research undertaken at the Victor Chang Institute. When you have identified a Laboratory or project that best suits your interests and experience please email your application to recruitment@victorchang.edu.au or click on Apply Now. 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.

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School projects

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