Whether you are an undergraduate at UWA, an undergraduate from elsewhere seeking an internship, a graduate looking to pursue a PhD, a postdoctoral researcher looking for a host lab for your fellowship, or a visiting Professor, there are many opportunities for you to work with us.

We have many exciting vascular engineering projects available in all of our different areas of research.

Student Researchers

Master of Professional Engineering:

If you are enrolled in the MPE programme at UWA and would like to do your final year thesis with us - please get in touch. We typically take on anywhere from 4-8 new students each semester. After meeting with Barry, you will need to apply through the UWA ECM Student Office.


If you are enrolled in an Honours programme at UWA and would like to do your thesis with us - please get in touch. Barry often supervises students from other faculties in collaboration with an academic from that faculty, eg. Science or Medicine.

Research Interns:

We also regularly take on undergraduate interns who are looking for hands-on research experience. If you are interested - please get in touch. However, please bear in mind the time commitment needed and your current workload. 

Graduate Researchers

International Student Scholarships:

We are constantly looking for high-calibre graduate students to perform research towards their PhD or Master degree. UWA offers the most attractive  scholarships in Australia to pursue a Higher Degree by Research (HDR). Info for International students on the UWA website can be found here.

Please note that these scholarships are EXTREMELY competitive.

To be ELIGIBLE you must: 

  1. Have an IELTS score above 6.5 (or equivalent, with no score below 6.0). Full details here.
  2. Have RECENTLY graduated from a 4 year undergraduate degree (or Masters) with 1st Class Honours.
  3. Intend on enrolling in as a full-time HDR candidate in the commencing semester after successful application.
However, a typical SUCCESSFUL candidate will:
  1. Have very high grades throughout your degree and an excellent thesis/final year project .
  2. Have graduated in the top percentile of their cohort from one of the top universities in their country (see either ARWU or 4ICU for rankings).
  3. Be first author on at least one ISI-indexed journal paper.

If you feel you are competitive based on the above and interested in a PhD or Masters - please get in touch about a scholarship application.

In your email, please attach:

  • CV (including contact details of references)
  • Cover letter expressing interest in a specific research area of VascLab
  • Proof of English competency
  • Academic transcripts
  • Any publications you have

There are usually two rounds per year and dates can be found here.

Fee-Paying International Students:

We are also happy to host you if you have a full postgraduate scholarship from your own country or if you are planning on self-funding your PhD.

If this is the case - please get in touch to discuss options.

Domestic Student Scholarships:

Australian and New Zealand residents can apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship, with much more details available here. To be eligible for these scholarships you must have a 1st Class Hons and Australian/NZ residency/citizenship.

If you are interested in applying for an APA - please get in touch. 

Postdoctoral Fellows & Visitors

There are many different Postdoctoral Fellowships available nowadays, and many of those available in the EU require an international component, such as Marie Curie Fellowships. If you would like to come to UWA for your out-going research - please get in touch to discuss possible projects.

Academics from the US may wish to come to UWA through the Fullbright program - if so, please get in touch.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) which are Postdoctoral Fellowships available to both domestic and overseas applicants. DECRAs are highly prestigious and highly competitive.

The NHMRC has Early Career Fellowships if you are within 2 years of finishing your PhD. As with DECRAs, these are extremely competitive. Deadline for both DECRA and ECF is typically Feb/Mar each year but applications can require many months of preparation - so get in touch with plenty of time to spare if you are interested.

Regardless of the type of Fellowship you have or if you would just like to spend some time performing research at UWA - if you have your own money then you are always welcome :)