The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is a casual employment scheme designed to give undergraduate students an early opportunity to experience life in a research laboratory and gain insight into careers in biomedical research.
Students undertake a project within the research program of a biomedical research laboratory. They are supervised by a research scientist in a mentoring role and work alongside other research staff and students in the team. A wide variety of projects are available in a broad range of organisations. Students successful in obtaining entry to UROP are matched to projects complementary to their studies, so they can practise the knowledge and skills obtained in undergraduate science-based courses. However, UROP is not a formal part of undergraduate coursework and entry to the scheme is highly competitive.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is administered across Victorian institutions by Biomedical Research Victoria, from where more information is available, including application instructions: http://biomedvic.org.au/urop/.
Next round of student applications is from 4 March - 22 March 2019.