Postdoctoral and research fellow opportunities
All of our postdoctoral and research fellow positions are currently filled.
When we have an open position it will be promoted here, so check back here often.
All of our sponsored PhD positions are currently filled, however we're always ready to hear from bright, enthusiastic scientists who feel their skills and aspirations match our own.
- Check the PhD Opportunities database
- Learn about PhD scholarships available through the University of Otago
Visiting international interns
We enjoy close collaborations with a number of overseas universities, which means we often host visiting international Masters interns by arrangement.
Some of our visiting interns have stayed with us for periods of up to 8 months.
Summer studentship opportunities
We frequently host students over the summer break between academic years. Our summer students stay with us for 10 to 12 weeks undertaking supervised research on an agreed project.
If you'r interested in joining us as a summer student you need to be enrolled at any New Zealand tertiary education provider for the following year and there is an application process to follow.
Our projects are advertised by the Research Office each September. If you are interested in applying for a summer studentship contact us early so that we can have a suitable project idea developed and ready for the application process.
We hosted James Swan in the 2018/2019 summer student intake, who researched his topic Optimisation of oxygen gradients in 3D-bioprinted cartilage constructs.
Dr Gabriella Lindberg guided James in his research throughout his 10 weeks with us. His bursary was sponsored by the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation.
We hosted Annabelle Greenwood in the 2017/18 summer intake, who researched her topic Engineering physiologically relevant breast cancer tumour models.
Dr Khoon Lim guided Annabelle in her research throughout her 10 weeks with us. Her bursary was sponsored by the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
Annabelle was the recipient of the best laboratory presentation award for 2017/18.