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Summer Research Projects

Recent research students: their thoughts on working at CKR

Read about the recent experiences of several research students from around Australia & overseas who have undertaken summer research projects at CKR

Who are these projects for?

Summer projects at CKR

Anyone looking for a short introduction to research; from medical students, foreign elective students, interns, residents, registrars and allied health professionals.

The Centre for Kidney Research (CKR) is a specialised research centre located beside the Children’s hospital at Westmead. The Centre for Kidney Research houses several groups including both the Cochrane Renal Group of the Cochrane Collaboration and the Caring for Australians with Renal Insufficiency (KHA-CARI) guidelines editorial offices (a group that develop guidelines for kidney conditions), and numerous other researchers and postgraduate students.

Why work at the CKR?

Being a research student at the Centre for Kidney Research, students can expect excellent supervision by experienced researchers and clinicians, the company of fellow research students, their own research space with computing facilities, access to all the necessary equipment to conduct their research, computer training, library access and the opportunity to present at weekly research meetings. In addition the CKR has dining and kitchen facilities and plenty of administrative support.

What is involved in a summer research project?

These projects generally last for 12 weeks (3 months). During the project you will use a range of research skills and depending on the specific project, this could involve: literature searching, use of bibliographic software, database creation and management, use of specialized statistical and other research software, as well as the writing up of a paper suitable for publication and presenting your research at dedicated research meetings. See individual projects for further information.

If you wish to negotiate a project please feel free to contact one of the listed supervisors with your proposal.