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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.

2017-2018 Hector Maclean Scholarship:

Applications for the 2017-2018 Hector Maclean Summer Research Studentship are now open and will close at 5.00pm, Friday 20 October 2017.

Opportunities are available for University of Melbourne students undertaking an undergraduate degree in biomedicine, science, medicine or other relevant course, to join a research group within Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, for a period of four to eight weeks (between December 2017 to February 2018). Scholarship holders will receive a pro-rata, tax free honorarium of $200 per week, up to $1,600.

Please refer to the Guide for Applicants. Interested students will need to submit the following documents to cera-education@unimelb.edu.au

  1. Completed 2017-2018 Hector MacLean Summer Scholarship Application Form
  2. Brief CV of no more than three pages including an outline any previous research experience
  3. Academic transcript

Please note students enrolled at other universities cannot be considered for this scholarship.