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Join Cowley lab

Current projects | Student research projects

Whether you want to join, collaborate or invest we’d love to hear from you! We have opportunities for PhD students, post docs and senior researchers to join our lab. Feel free to contact Ms Mandy Curd with any queries.

Scholarships for PhD students

Exceptional graduate students with a high level (H1) Honours degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Biomedical Science, Biochemistry or a completely unrelated field that may contribute to our studies are encouraged to apply for scholarships.

Domestic and international students are required to enrol in the Monash Biomedicine Graduate Program. Prospective students are advised to check Monash Graduate Research website for admission requirements and deadline prior to application.

Monash University and Monash BDI offer competitive graduate research scholarships annually for both domestic and international students, including stipends and other allowances. In addition, many international students will be eligible for tuition scholarships, which cover the cost of tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Applicants require:

  • A cover letter including a brief outline (1 page) detailing your interest in, and suitability for, the project
  • A detailed curriculum vitae including academic transcript(s)
  • Names and contact details of two academic referees.

Post-doctoral scientists

We support applicants for competitive national and international fellowships.

Industry involvement

Our lab has an outstanding track record of translational research and industry engagement. Professor Cowley is the inventor of over 85 patents and the anti-obesity drug Contrave. Professor Cowley has founded multiple companies including the NASDAQ listed company Orexigen Therapeutics.

Selected funding groups

We gratefully acknowledge the funding given to our lab by the NHMRC and JDRF.