Dr Simon Jiang,
Nephrologist and PhD candidate

"As a clinician I decided to undertake my PhD through the Centre for Personalised Immunology as it provides access to state-of-the-art technology and facilities with support from world-class researchers in the centre. It has allowed me to successfully undertake stimulating, innovative research that directly improves the care of my patients."



We are looking for high calibre students with a strong talent and motivation to do first class translational research. We provide an energetic, collaborative interdisciplinary academic structure for research students with access to state-of-the-art technologies and equipment.

You will be based in Canberra, Australia at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) and will spend time on site at one of the CPI team member’s hospital locations; Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Monash Medical Centre or The Canberra Hospital.

We will provide the opportunity for you to be uniquely multi-skilled by working on projects across diverse areas.

The Elizabeth Greene PhD Scholarship

The Elizabeth Greene PhD Scholarship is a full-time three and a half year full fee waiver scholarship for international students. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage research into understanding the pathophysiological pathways in patients presenting with systemic autoimmune diseases (with lupus as the prototype), in order to make diagnoses more accurate and treatment more effective.

Successful recipients will benefit from the mentorship of our two leading researchers and co-directors, Professor Carola Vinuesa and Professor Matthew Cook in collaboration with clinician-scientists and join the Centre for Personalised Immunology.

Elizabeth Greene PhD Scholarship information (including eligibility requirements).

**Applications for the Elizabeth Greene PhD Scholarship are now closed.**


CPI also has top-up scholarships available to eligible students.

Our Research Projects


Possess one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree with first-class honours (H1) or international equivalent in a relevant area.
  • Research master’s degree in a relevant area, graded at H1 level.
  • MBBS with research experience.


Please contact one of the Chief Investigators or send your enquiry to the Centre Administrator.

Further information on student enrolment at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU.