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There are opportunities to undertake supervised clinical projects that may be suitable for medical students, Masters students, PhD students and well as nursing (Masters and PhD) postgraduate degrees.

If you have an idea for a project and are looking for a supervisor would like to enquire about project opportunities, please contact the research department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.You must have secured funding for your proposed project.

There is a Dermatology Research Fellow position that will be offered again in 2017 open to unaccredited medical officers who would like to gain experience working at the Foundation and be involved in running clinical trials and research projects. When the position is open it will be posted to the positions vacant page on our website. Alternatively contact the research department for more information.



PhD Scholoarship: Proteomic Analysis of Moles

Funding Body: University of Sydney

Type: Postgraduate Research


A common mole (nevus) is a pigmented lesion on the skin that develops when pigment cells (melanocytes and/or nevocytes) accumulate in clusters. Common moles could be a marker for melanoma, as people with more than 50 common moles have an increased risk of developing melanoma. In this project we plan to use state of the art proteomics techniques to study nevi and melanomas. Understanding the difference in protein expression between them may lead to discovering possible targets for early diagnosis and therapy.


Applicants should have an Honours or Masters degree. Applicants must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents.

Amount awarded: The stipend is valued at $24,653 per annum and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Please visit this link for further information and how to apply: http://www.sydneywest.org.au/events/other/phd-scholoarship-proteomic-analysis-of-moles


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