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Paid internship in Indigenous Genomics

The South Australian node of ALIGN is led by researchers based in the Aboriginal Health Equity Unit (Wardliparingga) at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and at the South Australian Genomics Centre (SAGC), a national genomics facility also based at SAHMRI.

SAGC – in conjunction with ALIGN and Wardliparingga – are seeking expressions of interest from Indigenous students, researchers or professionals to participate in a 10–12-week paid internship in genomics. The internship can be tailored to your specific research interests and there is flexibility around when the internship occurs and whether the internship is full or part time. The internship will provide opportunities: for hands-on lab training in genomics; to learn how genomic sequencing is conducted; to conduct a small genomics project; and to expand your knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal health research in SA.

For further details, and to apply, please visit the SAHMRI website here.

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Marlie Frank, South Australian ALIGN Coordinator at

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute


 Research Opportunities with ALIGN

The ALIGN network have a number of funded opportunities for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates to undertake studies.

These projects span the breadth of Indigenous genomics research, from biomedical science, public health and policy, data science and law and ethics. 

Projects include:

  • Primary Care and Genomics – ATSICCHO and genetic health services’ capacity building and service integration 
  • Developing culturally-appropriate genomics data systems for a new-era of Indigenous Genomics
  • Investigating the sex differences in Cardiovascular and Type-2 Diabetes disease risk in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Standardising technical standards and approaches to supporting data sharing in Indigenous genomics
  • Equity in Genomics – defining future genomics research and care to reduce health inequality
  • Functional genomics approach to investigate CVD variants of uncertain significance in Indigenous Australians
  • Indigenous Cultural Understandings of Kinship and Inheritance as a Basis for Communicating Genomics
  • Knowledge Tree: Unlocking the voice of Indigenous people and communities for equitable and precise health care

For more details of these projects, please download the ALIGN HDR Opportunities document– link will open in a new window.

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Honours Scholarship in Indigenous Genomics

The University of Sydney are offering a scholarship for honours level Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are interested in using genomics. The research focus is to help communities tackle a Type-2 Diabetes and related Cardiometabolic diseases. Click here for more information 

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