Research projects

We seek highly motivated students for our Honours and PhD programs.  Projects may be available in one of our current fields of research.  Prospective students are encouraged to check out the current projects available or arrange a personal meeting with a prospective supervisor/s at least three months prior to the proposed project start date.

Click here to view the current PhD, Masters, and Honours projects available at the Institute.

Honours students

Jonovan  Honours Student speaks about his new experience in Research at IIID

Students will ideally have a minimum grade average of 75%, and have good verbal and written communication skills. Students must also meet the relevant school's requirements for entry.  If you do not meet the minimum grade average but are very interested in pursuing a career in biomedical scientific research, contact us or the researcher you are interested in working with to discuss potential opportunities.

PhD students

Kaija Strautins newly graduated Ph D talks about her experience in IIID as a student

Prospective PhD students will have a first class or high second class honours or equivalent degree. Priority will be given to students already possessing a scholarship or funding for their study.  Scholarships may be available for particular projects, which will be advertised on the website.  We encourage all students who meet the above criteria to contact our project leaders.

If you meet the minimum requirements please contact us or the researcher you are interested in working with.


Scholarships may be available for both Honours and PhD programs through Murdoch University.

Murdoch Honours scholarships

Murdoch offers honours scholarships through the Banksia Association. For exceptional students including overseas students, internal scholarships may be available.

PhD scholarships

Murdoch offers scholarships to students annually through institutional awards and the Australian postgraduate award scheme. Several other ad hoc scholarships may be on offer see the scholarships web site for details.

Work experience

A limited number of work experience placements are available to:

  • Year 10 -12 high school students who have permission from their school principal

  • Current university students (preferably final year students considering honours study).

If you meet these requirements, please contact us.