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The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading universities and is in the top 1% of all universities in the world. Adelaide is also one of Australia's most liveable cities and so an ideal place for undertaking an undergraduate or higher research degree.

Based at the University of Adelaide is the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, an internationally renowned centre of infectious disease research established to support collaboration between leading Australian infectious disease researchers and their international partners.

Following an extensive review of research training approaches we are able to offer high calibre students the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge projects that will develop advanced scientific skills in key areas at the forefront of bacterial pathogenesis.

Honours, Masters and PhD Projects

With increasing numbers of university leavers, having the highest and best possible degree ensures that you have the most competitive edge for a scientific research job or for future fellowship opportunities. The RCID has a number of opportunities for students interested in scientific training and developing their laboratory skills through Honours, Masters or PhD research.

The projects available combine multidisciplinary state-of-the-art approaches, incorporating microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, and biophysics, to investigate the complex interaction between host and pathogen.

All of our projects will help you develop a strong range of scientific skills that will enable you to undertake further studies or help you embark on a career in research science. For further details go the Honours webpage or the Graduate Centre. For specific research training opportunities, please contact the laboratory heads of those labs currently training students.

RCID Laboratories with HDR Recruitment

Research Centre for Infectious Diseases

North Terrace Campus
Level 4, Molecular Life Sciences
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005


Chris McDevitt
T: +61 8 8313 0413
F: +61 8 8313 7532