About us

Careers and study

As a world-leading vision research institute, CERA is an inspiring place to work, study and develop professionally. Learn about the career and study opportunities available with us.

Opportunities at CERA

The Centre for Eye Research Australia has a diverse, multidisciplinary team focused on conducting translational research that makes a real difference for patients.

Our research program spans a unique mix of fundamental and translational approaches. Our close proximity to patients and our clinical trials experience, gives us a strong ability to take our research from bench-to-bedside.

Our team includes clinician-scientists with backgrounds in ophthalmology, optometry and orthoptics, basic researchers with expertise in areas such as stem cell differentiation, mitochondrial biology and genetics, clinical trial coordinators, corneal transplant coordinators and research assistants.

Our scientists are backed up by a professional research support team which includes IT, HR, finance, research and business development, legal and commercialisation, data management, philanthropy and fundraising and communications.

Major areas of research include:

Work at CERA

Career opportunities

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Consumer Advisory Group

Do you have lived experience of eye disease or vision loss, or care for someone who does? We’re looking for independent members to join our Consumer Advisory Group.

Study at CERA

CERA contributes to developing the next generation of researchers through supervising students in Masters, Doctorate of PhD programs at the University of Melbourne.

Study opportunities

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RB McComas Research Scholarship in Ophthalmology

Applications are open to Australian students undertaking postgraduate study under the direction of the Ringland Anderson Professor of Ophthalmology. Successful students will be awarded support of up to $36,000.