Higher research degrees

As part of the mission to continually improve clinical trials research, CTC identifies high-calibre people as PhD, masters, honours or summer students to progress particular research questions. These candidates contribute significantly to the development of CTC research.

Why choose CTC? 

  • CTC offers scholarships to eligible students
  • CTC is internationally recognised for its knowledge and experience in clinical trials
  • Successful students graduate with a degree from the University of Sydney

How to apply 

All applications are to be submitted online using the links below and are considered by the CTC research committee, which meets throughout the year.

If you are interested in becoming a student at the CTC, please first take the time to browse your areas of interest on this website. A CTC academic will be happy to discuss opportunities with you.

To enquire about a project please select the 'Enquire now' button, upload a single file containing your cover letter and CV (in PDF format) and CTC will contact you.

Please ensure that if you are seeking scholarship support you select this option in your application and state this in your application cover letter.

If you would like to enquire about more than one project, please enquire to each project separately. 

Projects available 

Use the list below to view and enquire about current higher degree opportunities at CTC.

Only one PDF file should be uploaded in your application (please combine your cover letter and CV).

Degree Title Primary supervisor
Patient preferences and willingness to pay for genomic information (read more)
Rachael Morton
The PREDICT T1D Study: Plasma RNA Evaluation for Diagnosis of Islet Cell death and progression to Type 1 Diabetes (read more)
Anandwardhan Hardikar
Validating a molecular signature of Diabetic Retinopathy Through Genomic, Proteomic and Transcriptomic Profiling (read more)
Anandwardhan Hardikar
Epigenetic regulation of gene expression in the gut epithelium (read more)
Anandwardhan Hardikar




Thinking of doing a research degree with us?

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"It has been a fantastic experience. The time spent at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre gave me the opportunity to work with world-class researchers and statisticians who helped me tremendously with clinical research aspects. The infrastructure and the support systems available at CTC were outstanding."
Kushwin Rajamani, CTC PhD graduate