The Infection and Immunity PhD Program is located at The Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity - an unincorporated joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Our PhD Program offers graduate students enrolled at the Doherty Institute through the University of Melbourne to combine their passion for scientific research with extracurricular teaching and development. Students have the opportunity to supplement first class research training in their primary discipline with a choice of workshops, seminars and internships. These are delivered by key partners working in biopharmaceutical-linked industries, from patent attorneys to large Pharmaceutical companies and will assist with employment beyond the pure research environment that is provided by Universities and Institutes.
The Doherty Institute offers a unique higher education setting as it is home to high-quality discovery research through the University of Melbourne’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and lab groups of the Department of Medicine. As a result of being home to large diagnostic operations in virology and bacteriology, the Doherty Institute can provide research training opportunities that span epidemiology, clinical and translational research, infectious diseases surveillance, outbreak investigations and many more.
Our PhD students have access to a vast range of seminars and workshops.
- Scientific writing and communication
- Project management
- PhD management- organise your time efficiently
- Doherty Institute Seminar Series
- Intellectual property
- Business and accounting
- Immunology Data Presentation Series
- CV and interview preparation
- Meet the industry experts
- Data management
Doherty PhD Program students have the opportunity to specifically tailor their degree to accommodate particular interest, thereby enhancing their learning experience and preparing them for a better start into their desired career paths. Our aim is to provide a powerful combination of training, giving students a competitive advantage to establish fulfilling and influential careers across academia and beyond.
By choosing the Doherty Institute to complete your PhD, you will learn from global leaders in infection and immunity, have access to high-calibre scientists and facilities in an environment where discovery research meets diagnosis and surveillance of infectious disease outbreaks, epidemiology, genomics, and clinical and translational research.