Research Opportunities

Western Sydney University offers a range of undergraduate and post-graduate learning and research opportunities.

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The Gastroenterology Laboratory at School of Medicine offer post-graduate research opportunities in Masters of Research and Doctor of Philosophy. Applications are open to local and international students.

We are currently searching for a talented and motivated PhD candidate to undertake research in gastroparesis. The project involves cell biology and the characterisation of gut pace-maker cells. A PhD scholarship, co-funded by Rotary Club of Devonport, Australian Rotary Health, and WSU is now available (applications close 11th June 2021).  The selection criteria requires the application to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

Follow the link for more information and an application form.


Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)

We welcome national and international students whom are interesting in gastroenterology to contact us and discuss PhD opportunities. We are looking for proactive and naturally curious individuals with backgrounds in any of these fields; molecular biosciences, food science, physiology, clinical sciences, psychology, bio-engineering, and cell biology. We encourage our students to apply for local or international scholarships and do provide project specific scholarships.

As a laboratory, we offer a friendly and collaborative environment where you will have access to the latest scientific technologies and clinical devices for your research. Translational research is our main focus, our projects usually adhere to the bench-side to bed-side philosophy of generating results that have real world applications, and as such many projects take place in both the laboratory and the clinic.

We look forward to hearing from interested students.

Masters of Research and MD Research (Medicine)

The Masters of Research degree is offered to students with a bachelor degree or equivalent. The two year degree involves one year of course work and research, followed by a second year of dedicated research. Students currently enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine WSU Medicine can enrolled in MD Projects, the program involves a conducting a research project in parallel with your degree. It is recommended to express your interest early in your degree (e.g. first or second year) as this will ensure you have ample time to complete the project.

International Exchange

International students currently enrolled with their respective education institutes can apply for our exchange program. Students can participate and be involved in a range of clinical and basic science projects. The student is required to organise liability insurance with their institute or we can provide a quote through our insurance provider.

For more information please Email:

Dr Vincent Ho -

Dr Jerry Zhou -

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