As part of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Program, QIMR Berghofer offer an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander undergraduate student, a paid twelve month work experience placement at the Institute.
QIMR Berghofer value the integrity, solidarity and resilience of Indigenous Australians, the traditional owners and caretakers of this country, and pledge our expertise to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people overcome the disparity between their health status and that of non-Indigenous Australians.
Students must be enrolled in their second or third year of study in a science related degree. The successful applicant will have demonstrated a proficiency in their chosen university course as evidenced by academic performance. Eligible applicants are required to be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and provide confirmation of Aboriginality, in the form of a letter of support from a community representative or organisation. Prior to lodging an application, students are advised to make contact with a QIMR Berghofer laboratory and confirm the potential for their undertaking a placement with the Institute.
The traineeship is valued at approximately $12,000 per annum and serves to remunerate the successful applicant for a paid placement of up to 1 day each week for 12 months. The trainee is required to undertake full-time academic study for the duration of their traineeship. Appointment is for 12 months.
How to apply
To apply, you must submit:
- a copy of your academic transcript
- contact details of an Indigenous referee
- contact details of an academic referee
- letter of support from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person or organisation, affirming the applicant as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person; or documentation that serves to prove Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
- a letter outlining why you’d like to undertake a placement at QIMR Berghofer and your interest in Indigenous health research
Submit your application to Greg Pratt, Manager of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research. For further enquiries, please call Greg Pratt on (07) 3845 3952.