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Study & Careers

CERA is an inspiring place to work. As a CERA team member, you’ll be working with some of the world’s best and brightest medical researchers. We’re always looking for talented staff and students to join our innovative research teams in ophthalmology and beyond.

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Work at CERA

CERA researchers are among the world’s leading ophthalmic scientists. Experts in a broad range of disciplines – from neuroscience, to ophthalmology, stem cell science, to molecular genetics – they are leaders in scientific discovery and innovation.

Right now CERA researchers are:

  • Trialing new treatments for age-related macular degeneration
  • Helping to develop Australia’s first bionic eye
  • Developing new ways to deliver drugs into the eye, including implants and ultrasound
  • Conducting Australia’s first large scale study into the barriers of optimal diabetes care
  • Developing new treatments and improving the diagnosis of glaucoma
  • Identifying the risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes using retinal imaging technology
  • Developing stem-cell technology to model eye diseases in the laboratory and reconstruct the eye’s surface after damage.

Current job vacancies:


Study at CERA

CERA hosts growing numbers of higher degree research students each year who are supervised by our principal investigators.

Postgraduate students enrol through the University of Melbourne in a Masters, Doctorate or PhD program.

Current student research positions

For detailed information about programs, entry requirements, how to apply, scholarships and resources refer to the University’s Department of Ophthalmology.