Research Institute

Sydney | Australia

About us

Children’s Cancer Institute is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to childhood cancer. Our focus is on translational research, making sure our discoveries are progressed into actual treatments for kids with cancer as quickly as possible.

Our research programs bring together recognised leaders in the field under a common aim of ultimately driving improved health outcomes for children with cancer. These programs look at understanding childhood cancer so we can prevent it occurring, search for more effective diagnoses, examine better and safer treatment options and ultimately find a cure for children affected by this disease. The overarching theme of our research is to find a more targeted and individualised approach to diagnostics and treatment.

Study with us

At Children's Cancer Institute, we are strongly committed to fostering the next generation of research leaders. As one of our students you will be provided with personalised training in state-of-the-art facilities to bring out your best.

Students at Children’s Cancer Institute enjoy a number of benefits:

  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities
  • Development opportunities including travel to conferences, skill building workshops and an annual student retreat
  • Supplementary scholarship award of $6,000 per annum to ‘top up’ scholarships and assist with cost of living for all PhD students who hold a competitive scholarship (APA or equivalent)
  • Annual competitive Josee Hilton PhD excellence award of $10,000 per annum to the top ranking new PhD student each year.

Opportunities are available for students at all levels and we welcome enquiries from prospective students interested in:

  • Independent Learning Projects (ILP students)
  • Honours studies
  • Postgraduate studies
  • Undergraduate summer placements for 6–8 weeks over your summer break to get a taste of what it’s like to do cancer research.


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