Why study molecular biology at La Trobe?

Top-rated globally

La Trobe is in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2020, Ranking Web of Universities

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

We've invested $100 million into our La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) with 18 new research and support laboratories, an equipment barn and extensive teaching facilities.

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Career opportunities in molecular biology

Career pathways

The scientific skills you build studying molecular biology will prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • microbiologist
  • food technologist
  • medical scientist
  • consultant
  • medical laboratory scientist

Future employers

Potential employers of molecular biology graduates include:

  • TEVA Pharmaceutical
  • Mater Health
  • Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
  • Government departments and universities

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