Researchers, submit your MSc Bioinformatics projects by our 17 April deadline
Each year there is always fierce competition for talented and in-demand MSc Bioinformatics students to work on research placement projects across the Precinct. Projects begin mid-2020 and early 2021 (for subsequent student cohorts) and placements typically run part time for 18 months concurrently with coursework, with several assessment points and a minor thesis due on completion.
A typical placement requires a student learn appropriate bioinformatics techniques and apply these to real data, interpreting the results scientifically, but the scope of projects is flexible as befits the cross-disciplinary nature of the degree – for instance, developing bioinformatics tools or methods is also appropriate. Generally, projects in previous years have had a genomics focus, but other projects are welcome as students have a diverse skill base. Melbourne Bioinformatics experts may also be available to provide co-supervision for certain projects if required. Refer to our Research placement guidelines.
1. Following submission of projects from supervisors by 17 April, a consolidated list of placement projects is given to students in late April.
2. Students directly negotiate placements with supervisors over May and early June.
3. Placements confirmed in June/early July in anticipation of late July start for semester 2.
Note that placements are always at the supervisor’s discretion and students are advised not to apply for a placement if they haven’t talked to their supervisor.
Researchers are encouraged to submit a short project description by FRIDAY 17th APRIL 2020 using this Application Form.
Please note that bursaries will not be offered from this call onwards.
Feel free to contact A/Prof Park if you have any questions.
A/Prof Daniel Park
Academic Coordinator, MSc (Bioinf)
Academic Lead, Melbourne Bioinformatics