Research Education

The Peter Mac research education program provides excellence in research training and support for all laboratory and clinician research students as they develop expertise in new technologies, and help drive new discoveries that lead to changes in research knowledge and clinical practice.

ABOUT OUR RESEARCH EDUCATION PROGRAM

With strong links to local and international universities and research institutes, our research education program provides a training and support framework for the academic and professional development of our staff and students.

Our extensive research training program facilitates the development of future clinical and science researchers in the following ways:

  • We coordinate programs for postgraduate and honours students from the University of Melbourne (through the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology), and from all Victorian and national universities.
  • We offer an internship and placement program for local and international university students – both undergraduate and postgraduate.
  • We facilitate education training for clinical research.
  • We offer a secondary school program to provide younger researchers with opportunities to improve their understanding of cancer research and provide hands-on experience in a laboratory setting.

Research Student Recruitment:

PeterMac 2021 Virtual Research Student Open Day

Peter Mac provides a world-class research education program at a leading Australian cancer research institution for students from Australian and international universities. The Peter Mac research education program provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge and expertise in their chosen research area, as well as developing professional skills that will help them fulfil their career ambitions. 

Hear directly from some of our supervisors about their research projects on offer in the Research Student Recruitment page.

Our 2021 Virtual Research Student Open Day will be held on Thursday 16 September 2021, 4.30 - 7.00 PM AEST.

Register for our 2021 Virtual Research Student Open Day Now.

Available Student Projects:

Peter Mac has shared a strong and longstanding affiliation with the University of Melbourne, which was strengthened in 2012 when the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology was established as a department of the university’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Read more about Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology at the University of Melbourne.

The Peter Mac research education program provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge and expertise in their chosen research area, as well as developing professional skills that will help them fulfil their career ambitions.

Hear directly from some of our supervisors about their research projects on offer in the Research Student Recruitment Page

Find out about eligibility requirements, how to apply, support and resources and scholarship information for postgraduate and honours students at Peter Mac.

Find out about eligibility requirements and how to apply for Honours at Peter Mac.

Why do a research degree?  Our students – past and present – share their thoughts on their student experience at Peter Mac.

View Frequently Asked Questions 

Research internships or placements (unpaid) are available for university students when it is a formal course requirement.

We are no longer accepting any 2021-22 Summer Scholarship applications.

Learn about the Science experience activities and work experience available through our School Science Program.

NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IMPACTING ON OUR RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ACTIVITIES, WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS AND SCHOOL TOURS ON-SITE FOR 2021.

Our Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training program is available at Peter Mac or offsite by arrangement.