EMBL Australia Partnership PhD Program

Professor James Whisstock

The EMBL Australia Partnership PhD Program attracts Australia’s and the world’s best and brightest young scientists to pursue interdisciplinary careers in the top life science research groups in Australia.

EMBL Australia was created to maximise the benefits of Australia's membership of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.  We are dedicated to promoting excellence in the life sciences through research projects, infrastructure and collaboration across Australia and the world.

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is at the forefront of innovation in life sciences research, technology development and transfer, and provides outstanding training and education. In these regards, the EMBL PhD training scheme is one of the most competitive to enter; EMBL PhD students are provided with a world class starting platform, ensuring the best possible start to a successful career in science. We are pleased that EMBL Australia offers entry into such a prestigious program.

One of the best ways to achieve this goal is to motivate and foster talented young scientists; to mentor them and turn them into skilled, creative leaders. Accordingly, we are calling for applications to our PhD Program, modelled along EMBL’s own PhD program, for enrolment in Australia’s leading research universities and to explore the opportunities we have available at our nodes Australian wide.

Click on the Locations tab to view the six cities that EMBL Australia PhD students are based in.  The Research areas tab lists the topics that Group Leaders are recruiting students in.

Kind regards,

James Whisstock

Applications are now open

Apply online to EMBL Australia here.

Please submit your curriculum vitae and academic transcripts through the application form. Ensure that at least two referees submit letters of recommendation to student.admin@emblaustralia.org in support of your application.

Domestic students are asked to contact their nominated supervisor before applying for a scholarship at their host institution.

All shortlisted applicants will be required to be available for an interview (in person or via Skype).

Successful applicants will be notified within three months of submission of all required supporting documents. It is expected that students will commence their PhD in 2020 or 2021.

For more information and questions about this opportunity, please contact: student.admin@emblaustralia.org

Or the relevant Host Institution Representatives:

Melbourne: Peter Currie: peter.currie@monash.edu
Sydney: Katharina Gaus: k.gaus@unsw.edu.au
Canberra: Thomas Preiss: thomas.preiss@anu.edu.au

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