We provide numerous opportunities throughout the year including PhD intake and internships. For more information please see the sections below.

If you would like to discuss other opportunities email us at neus-dasp@unimelb.edu.au

PhD opportunities

PhD students can undertake research on a wide range of topics driven by the NeuS Research Themes. PhDs students will been provide the opportunity to become accomplished graduate researchers who are not only prepared scholastically, but are equipped to effectively engage with industry, and have cultivated communication and personal skills.

In order to get you on the right track, visit the websites below to access general information

  1. Doctor of Philosophy
  2. The Melbourne Neuroscience PhD Program
  3. Graduate research at University of Melbourne

If you are interested to pursue PhD research opportunities

  1. First review your eligibility and general information, at Future Students website.
  2. Review our research themes and explore the research areas.
  3. Make contact with the theme leader by email and send through a short proposal and your current CV.


What does the program entail?

Interns may become involved in a variety of projects and research tasks, matched where possible to suit their interests and abilities. Tasks usually involve the provision of practical administrative support to research teams and can also include literature reviews; preparation of ethics applications, assisting in the drafting of reports; assisting in data analysis (e.g., acoustic analysis); observing fieldwork; data entry; attending meetings, data collection and a variety of other tasks as required. NEUS interns will also be encouraged to attend other departmental activities such as seminars, presentations and special events.

Your name will also be listed on the NEUS website as a successful applicant for the year.

Who is eligible to apply?

Interns can be from Australia or overseas and considering a career in research relating to speech pathology, linguistics, psychology, health sciences or neuroscience. Students from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply. Interns can be

  • a senior undergraduate student (at completion stage or final stages of their undergraduate degree) or
  • a postgraduate student

When are the placements, and for how long?

Placements will vary subject to the number of projects available to host student interns and according to when these projects have capacity to host student interns. Candidates that can be successfully matched to a suitable and available project will then be able to negotiate with NeuS to conduct their placement during a mutually convenient timeframe and on mutually convenient terms. Placements may be undertaken on a full or part time basis depending on the specific requirements of the projects and candidate needs.

As a minimum, internships must be no less than 2 weeks in duration for a minimum of 8 hours per week.

How do I apply?

To apply, please submit an expression of interest. Applications are taken throughout the calendar year.