Bioinformatics PhD and summer scholarships, Victor Chang

Employer: Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney, NSW

Position title: PhD scholarships, summer scholarships (for undergraduate and Master's students)

Closing date: 16 October 2017

Brief position description: 

 The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), established in 1994, is recognised as an international centre of excellence in biomedical research, with a focus on heart disease and cardiovascular biology. 

Applications are invited from those with a strong interest in bioinformatics and statistical genetics to join our rapidly expanding bioinformatics research program at the VCCRI, led by Dr Joshua Ho and Dr Eleni Giannoulatou. More details about our research activities can be found on our website We seek to fill the following positions: 

PhD scholarship (Multiple): We invite applications from individuals who have a Bachelor’s degree with honours in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, science, engineering or a relevant quantitative field. A successful candidate is expected to be competitive for an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) or a similar scholarship. A successful candidate will be offered a top up scholarship of $6,000 per annum. The top candidate will also be eligible for the competitive VCCRI PhD scholarship which is worth an additional $10,000 per annum. 

Summer scholarship (Multiple): We invite applications from current students who are enrolled at an Australian University. Successful applicant will work on a bioinformatics project at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute during the summer break (November 2017 - February 2018). Application from second or third year students are preferable, but we will also consider first year students.

For all positions, good programming skill in at least one language (e.g., R, Perl, C++ or Java) is essential. Previous experience in analysis of large-scale biology data is highly desirable.


Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae to Dr Joshua Ho at 

Job website: More information about these scholarships can be found here: