Diverse group of Kirby students collaborating. Credit: Kirby Institute/Bec Lewis

Research opportunities

The Kirby Institute offers many opportunities in research.

Please visit our Postgraduate research or Our research programs pages to get an idea of the type of work we do and what may be of most interest to you.

You can also contact the relevant Kirby Institute academic to discuss your ideas for a research project.


Current opportunities

  • PhD Opportunity – The INCLUDE Study: Cervical cancer prevention for all
    This project will help eliminate cervical cancer fairly in Australia by reducing barriers to access proven cervical cancer prevention services in primary health care.
    Applications close 30 June 2024.

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  • PhD Opportunity – Infection Analytics Program: Mathematical modeling in infection and immunity
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    The Infection Analytics Program at the Kirby Institute is looking for talented students with a strong interest in applying quantitative approaches to solving major challenges in infectious diseases, health and immunity.


  • PhD Opportunity – Immunovirology & Pathogenesis Program (ongoing)
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    A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding full-­time PhD scholar in the field of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-­1), working on a novel way of suppressing HIV replication using promoter targeted siRNAs to induce transcriptional gene silencing (TGS).