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Give your career the ultimate head start and take your place at the world-renowned Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.

Student research at the Baker InstituteAt the Baker Institute we are dedicated to reducing death and disability from heart disease and diabetes and their related disorders. These prevalent and complex diseases are responsible for the most deaths and the highest health costs in the world.

Joining the Baker Institute’s student research team provides the opportunity to be part of novel scientific discoveries and meaningful developments in medical care from benchtop to bedside, ultimately helping Australians to live healthier for longer.

Our history of pioneering advances include paving the way for Australia’s first open heart surgery and predicting the diabetes epidemic. Now our state-of-the-art facilities, co-located with relevant clinical services, allow researchers to access cutting-edge technology, large datasets, and novel methodologies to make the next big medical breakthrough.

We have a wide range of Honours, Masters and PhD student research opportunities. Our supervisors are leaders in their field and work together with several prestigious universities to offer strong student support and career development.

Student research at the Baker InstituteWe are proud to provide a collaborative, stimulating and supportive environment for students to develop the skills and the confidence to launch their careers. Take your place at the Baker Institute and be part of the next generation of medical researchers.

Find out more:

  • Our mission is to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other related health disorders.
  • This work is guided by five key values: excellence, integrity, effective communication, workplace innovation, and efficient and trustworthy use of funding and resources.
  • The Institute is made up of more than 650 staff, students and affiliates, working alongside leading partners in research, higher education, healthcare and industry to maximise reach, engagement and impact.
  • We are committed to gender equity and diversity, working to embed this in our work through a number of significant initiatives.
  • Our work is being guided by a Reconciliation Action Plan. We are dedicated to collaborative efforts in closing the gap for Aboriginal health.
  • Our central laboratories, offices and clinics are based in Melbourne at the Alfred hospital precinct as a member of the Alfred Research Alliance. We also have a strong presence in Central Australia, and in Hoppers Crossing in Melbourne’s west, with a focus on health equity.

Student research opportunities

Beginning your research career with one of Australia's largest medical research institutes provides unique opportunities for Masters, Honours and PhD students.

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