Associated Majors: Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Human Pathology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology & Psychology
Biomedical Research Victoria offers the Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Program (UROP) to undergraduate students offering paid experience in biomedical research, specifically biochemistry, cell biology and physiology. UROP has placed high achieving students in labs from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The program is open to all Science Students with the relevant background provided that are not in their first year or final semester of study.
Applications for Round 2 of the 2018 intake can be found here.
Possible sources for internships include pathology companies (Melbourne Pathology, Aust Clinical Laboratories, Dorevitch & Gribbles), hospitals ( MMC, Alfred, RCH, RWH & RMH), medical research institutes, universities, pharma companies or startups, clinical trials and distributors of scientific/medical equipment, reagents, chemicals and consumables.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Monash’s own Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is running over ten research projects to be undertaken by undergraduates during the summer break. All projects are open to third year students with three open to second year and higher level students. Applications close for the Summer Research Program on the 27th of July, via this link.
The Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology has four total projects for the Summer Research program open to undergrads in their second or third year of stud as part of the Eric Glasgow Anatomy Bequest. Applicants with an interest in neurodegenerative disease, dissection and live imaging should lodge their preferences by the 27th of July, via this link.
Students eager to research epigenetics and its impact on disease states should consider an application to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship where they may elect to undertake this as their focus.
Applications are set to open later this year, and information on the process may be found here.
A product of the Metcalf Scholarship Fund and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, the Metcalf Scholarships Program offers students with an interest in infectious disease and immunology a paid opportunity to delve into the research environment. Those not in the first year or final semester of study are welcome to apply.
Applications for the program will open early next year for the 2019 cohort of scholarship winners. More information can be found at this link.
Students with a keen interest in microbiology should register their interest with the Summer Research program by the 27th of July at 5pm , and can be accessed via this link. Monash’s Department of Microbiology is currently offering a number of projects for 2nd and 3rd year students, with one project reserved for students studying a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Research).
International pharmaceutical company GSK offers an Industry Based Learning program for university students in their penultimate and final year of their undergraduate studies. The program runs for 12 months and is full time, with opportunities in pharmaceutical manufacturing and consumer healthcare.
Apply for the 2019 Industry Based Learning program here
Many research universities across Australia offer summer scholarships to students with a background in physiology, including UniMelb, the University of Sydney and Monash. Applications for the Summer Research Projects for Monash close at 5pm on the 27th of July, and can be accessed via this link.
Monash offers a third year research unit, Physiology Research in Action (PHY3390) giving students a chance to experience a research environment while still completing their undergraduate degree.
The Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) internship accepts senior undergraduate psychology and health sciences students for unpaid positions within the Royal Children’s Hospitals research teams. Student’s undertake administrative tasks, as well as assist in fieldwork and research. Interested students should fill out the Expression of Interest Form available here.
Links and opportunities available as of the 18th of July, 2018.