We are always interested in hearing from highly motivated early stage Post-doctoral researchers with a passion for studying viral and vaccine immunology. Interested researchers should review our research interests and directly contact Stephen or other senior researchers in the lab. More information about working at The University of Melbourne can be found on the Human Resources website, and here is a great resource to get a feel of life in Melbourne itself.
Graduate Students (PhD, Masters and Honours)
The laboratory has had great success in training excellent PhD and Honours students over the years. Prof Kent was honoured to receive the Peter Doherty Outstanding PhD Supervisor award from the University of Melbourne (see story here). All our Honours students have achieved First Class Honours, and our PhD students are highly productive, usually finishing with multiple first- and co-authored scientific publications and generally complete their course in under 3.5 years. Most of our recent Australian PhD students have received prestigious NHMRC post doctoral fellowships or similar fellowships to continue their research. Our philosophy is that it is important for students to learn to be productive and engaged participants in the scientific world, and we do all we can to facilitate their move to the next stage of their career.
We are always happy to hear from potential students. Please review our available projects below, or review our research themes and team member pages, and email your CV and academic transcripts to the relevant researcher. Prospective PhD students should also see the Melbourne School of Graduate Research website for eligibility criteria and scholarship information as virtually all our students hold PhD scholarships.
Check out the panels below for projects currently available for prospective Honours, Masters or PhD students.