Why study genetics at La Trobe?

World-class biological sciences research

Our research in biochemistry and cell biology and in microbiology and plant biology is rated 'well-above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

State-of-the-art infrastructure

La Trobe’s AgriBio facility brings together world-class research and the work of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).

Take a look at the largest agricultural R&D organisation in the state

Practical experience

Gain hands-on experience with work placements at the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other leading research facilities.

Check out how you can see research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics first hand

Career opportunities in genetics

Career pathways

Studying genetics builds transferable skills in analytical thinking, communication and problem solving to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Genomics scientist
  • Genetic counsellor
  • Molecular ecologist
  • Immunology scientist
  • Plant geneticist
  • Molecular scientist

Future employers

Potential employers of genetics graduates include:

  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • CSIRO
  • Agresearch Limited
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Victorian Clinical Genetics Services

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