APR.Intern and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) have partnered to place Victorian PhDs at the frontline of cutting-edge translational cancer research.
Commencing in March 2019, the $234,000 partnership will see six PhD students apply their specialist research skills to amplify cancer research while gaining valuable industry experience in Victoria’s leading clinical trial units. Applications for the internships are now open.
In addition to funding VCCC, industry partners will receive a 50 per cent rebate on project costs through APR.Intern under its Australian Government funded National Research Internship (NRIP) program.
The VCCC is committed to providing comprehensive training opportunities to equip the future clinical trial workforce, Marian Lieschke, VCCC program champion and Parkville Cancer Clinical Trials Unit Manager, said the internships opened an exciting avenue for skilled PhDs to complement their expertise with the skills needed to support the growing clinical trials sector.
“These placements offer Victorian PhD students the opportunity to engage with and contribute to every stage of the clinical trial process,” said Ms Lieschke.
These internships are supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, through the ‘Supporting more women in STEM careers: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) – National Research Internship Program’.