The Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine is committed to shortening the process of obtaining novel discoveries to achieve distinctively better outcomes in clinical practice and translational individualised medicine

Priority Research Centre for


Postdoctoral Fellowships

The University of Newcastle Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme supports outstanding researchers at the beginning of their research and academic career. Successful applicants will be given a salaried position for three years, a $15,000 Research Support Grant and the opportunity to be mentored by world leading researchers. 

Find out more about Post-Doctoral Fellowships

PhD and Masters Degrees by Research

CIBM also welcomes applications from prospective Masters and PhD students. To be considered, you will need to have achieved excellent results in your undergraduate studies; have a background in at least one of the following areas: computer science, mathematics, and statistics (molecular or cell biology would also be desirable); and be fully fluent in English.

Find out more about Research Higher Degrees.

The main thematic area involves discovering the genetic and molecular causes of human neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and other diseases through effective use of novel high-throughput technologies (such as microarrays, genome-wide analysis, proteomics profiles, etc).

We will be advertising several positions on this page shortly.

External Opportunities

Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships

ALA Scholarships are for study at Masters or Doctorate level in an Australian university. Study programs must relate to a priority development area: disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development, water and sanitation. ALA scholars also undertake a Leadership Development Program in Australia.

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Endeavour Awards

The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.  Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad.

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Chilean Student Scholarships

Scholarships are available for Chilean students to study in Australia. 

Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (IOF)

The Marie Curie IOF provides financial support to a European fellow completing a research and training project. Researchers with a PhD or at least four years of research experience are eligible. Funding comprises the salary of the fellow as well as a mobility allowance and a contribution to the research costs.

IOF finances a research stay in a non-European Third country. After the outgoing phase of one to two years, a reintegration phase of one year in Europe is mandatory. Researchers of any nationality are eligible.

See call for proposals for details and an information package.

Other Biomedical Research Opportunities

MS Research Australia Postgraduate Scholarships, Travelling and Vacation Scholarships are due on 14th August 2001.  Further information is available at

Pfizer Australia Fellowships awarded each year to outstanding biomedical scientists wishing to establish a research career in Australia, applicants should have a research-based doctoral degree in a scientific or medically related discipline, together with recognized post-doctoral achievements. Ideally the applicant should have less then 10 year's post doctoral experience.  Each Fellowship is valued at up to AUD$1million providing a
5-year grant covering salary, travel and other establishment costs; closing date 17th June 2011. 

Brain Foundation Research Grants to support individual researchers and research teams to conduct the highest quality research in brain illnesses and neurological disorders, as well as brain and spinal injuries; closing date 30th June 2011. 

Menzies Foundation Research Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences is open to graduates in any of the allied health sciences who have enrolled for a PhD in an Australian University and who have completed the first stage of their doctoral program; closing date 30th June 2011.

The Du Pré Grants are offered to young researchers to enable them to undertake short visits to other MS research centres, to encourage cross-fertilisation of skills through collaborative research projects. Each
grant is likely to be between £2,000- £5,000; closing date 30th June 2011.

Wenkart Foundation Grants are postgraduate research grants for research in clinical, biomedical and health related sciences, please contact for the application form; closing date 30th June 2011.