Each year the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research supervises many students.
Students are able to utilise the Woolcock’s infrastructure: library, IT support, and administration and become part of its academic collegiate culture.
They work alongside their academic supervisors and have the opportunity to collaborate with other groups within the Woolcock. Where possible, many get to present their research results at national and international conferences.
Research at Sydney University and The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
In 2007 the University of Sydney was ranked 31 in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement, with more publications and more research funding than any other Australian university.
The University of Sydney’s researchers are international leaders in their fields. Their opinion is sought by governments, business and media. You could study with these leading researchers, joining a longstanding academic community. Many of the University’s researchers go on to exciting positions, both in Australia and overseas.
Training with the Woolcock's Sleep & Circadian Research Group
The Sleep & Circadian Research Group is just one of the groups at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research that offers training opportunities. This multidisciplinary research group investigates a wide range of areas related to sleep disorders and circadian rhythms. Members of the group have pioneered respiratory sleep medicine in Australia and assisted in the development of the original nasal CPAP system for sleep apnea.
The Woolcock Institute is funded by federal grants from the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC), as well as other commercial and non-federal funding sources. The Woolcock Institute hosts the Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS), a NHMRC Centre of Clinical Research Excellence. CIRUS aims is to investigate the biology of sleep, and to prevent and to treat disorders of sleep through a uniquely interdisciplinary approach. We foster and promote education and training in clinical research in the areas of respiratory and sleep medicine. The Sleep and Circadian Group also forms an important component to the Australian Sleep Trials Network (ASTN).
Possible positions for students within the Sleep & Circadian Group include:
Click here for current CIRUS training opportunities
In addition we also have positions for sleep technologists and research assistants.
Postgraduate Clinical Research and Training Opportunities
The NHMRC Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS) would like to invite applications for research and training positions in the fields of interdisciplinary sleep health for the following funded positions - PhD scholarships, postdoctoral fellowships and one year clinical research and training fellowships. The closing date for applications is 26th November 2010. Click here for more details.
Further information on our student programs can be directed to the appropriate Research Leader, or contact:
Edith de Boer,
Human Resources Manager
T 61 2 9114 0352
F 61 2 9114 0013