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The Jenkins Laboratory has a range of multidisciplinary projects on offer.

A project in our lab will provide you with a strong set of research skills ideally suited for a job in science or further PhD research.

Student Opportunities

We currently offer placements for Summer Scholarship students over the end of year break and also for select undergraduates during the year who wish to undertake a small amount of research 1 or 2 days a week. For more information please contact us.

Lab Shot. Credit: NHMRC CTC

Global Elective for Medical Student (GEMS)

CUHK GEMS is an education initiative aiming to enhance the training of the doctors of the future by providing outstanding medical electives in Hong Kong, Australia or other countries that include both clinical skills training and clinical research or community engagement. For more information click here.

First GEMS scholars of CUHK Medicine under Prof Alicia Jenkins of University of Sydney

Honours Projects

The Jenkins laboratory has a range of multidisciplinary projects on offer. A project in our lab will provide you with a strong set of research skills ideally suited for a job in science or further PhD research. For more information see below for some of our potential Honours projects. If you have any questions or want more information, please contact us to set up a time to talk.

Students in lab. Credit: NHMRC CTC

MD Student Projects & Med Student Elective projects

National and international medical or science students at undergraduate or postgraduate level are welcome to apply to undertake short periods of research, usually 8-16 weeks. Shorter or longer periods may be considered. These ‘elective’ projects can be designed for the individual, and can usually commence at any time year. Projects may involve original clinical research, laboratory based research or data analyses, or a combination thereof. For international scholars, due to the time required for the visa application and processing a lead time of many months is required.

Christina Larsson

The University of Sydney Summer Student program

There are opportunities for medical and science students to undertake short-term research projects with the team. This includes participation in The University of Sydney Summer Student program. Students any Australian institution are eligible to apply for this competitive program. The added goal is for each student to also co-author a manuscript related to their research project.

University of Sydney, City Rd, Camperdown NSW, Australia

MPhil, PhD & DMedSci Projects

The Jenkins laboratory has several postgraduate projects suitable for higher degree research candidates and can often tailor a project for an individual. The following are the general eligibility criteria:

  • Have a 1st Class Honours or MSc degree and high undergraduate academic record in a relevant area
  • Have an interest in studying clinical or basic science in diabetes or vascular health.
  • Are highly motivated and capable of both independent and collaborative research.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements.
  • For Australian/NZ citizens and permanent Australian residents, preparedness to apply for a national scholarship, such as from the ARC, NHMRC or other national funding body.
  • For International Students, an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship will be essential to cover the research degree fees and living costs. Very few scholarships are available from within Australia so a talented candidate is more likely to be successful in achieving such funding from their own country.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in studying in the Jenkins laboratory, please contact us including a copy of your CV.