Based in the Hunter region, NSW Australia, HMRI boasts more than 1400 affiliated researchers, research students and support staff employed by the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Area Health and Calvary Mater Newcastle.

The HMRI building is located on the John Hunter Hospital campus in Newcastle and offers the most advanced and cutting edge research facilities and services in the area. With a unique position located strategically to bring together University researchers and clinical staff, HMRI is a research hub, providing a focal point for coordinating strategy, resources and funding to improve the health of both the local and global community.

We have a stimulating environment to attract top researchers to live and work here in the Hunter with the expertise and facilities to build collaborations anywhere in the world.

Health and medical research communities in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and all points of the globe are looking to link and work with researchers in the Hunter Region.

Current Employment Opportunities

 Senior Statistician/Statistician 

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Senior Statistician and a Statistician to join the Data Sciences team at  Hunter Medical Research Institute based in Newcastle, NSW.

About Hunter Medical Research Institute

The mission of Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is to improve the health and well-being of the community by undertaking world-class research, from discovery to applied, in collaboration with our partners, the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Local Health District and the Community.

As the world evolves, so too, does HMRI, and we are now at the exciting next phase of our journey towards being global leaders in the effective and efficient translation of health and medical research to develop high-value health solutions.  Due to continued growth and a strong project pipeline, we are looking for a talented Senior Statistician and Statistician to join our team.

About the Opportunity

Our Statisticians consult and provide services to a broad range of medical researchers providing assistance at every step of the research process, from helping with research applications (e.g. statistical analysis plans, sample size calculations), providing study design advice, choice of instruments, setting up research databases, providing web-based randomization and data-entry, analysing data, and writing up results.

Both roles, Senior Statistician and Statistician, are full-time until 30th September 2022 on a fixed-term contract based on the current funding model (with the possibility of renewal subject to funding). A competitive salary, based on skills and experience, includes salary packaging tax-free benefits available to all HMRI staff.

How to Apply

All applications should be forwarded to recruitment@hmri.org.au and must include a cover letter, current resume including at least two (2) work-related referees, and responses to all of the essential selection criteria as outlined in the position description. 

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for these positions.

A position description can be obtained below:
Senior Statistician
Statistician  

For more information, please contact Associate Director Data Science, Chris Oldmeadow at christopher.oldmeadow@hmri.org.au.

Applications close 11:59 pm, Sunday 8 November 2020.

 WHS Advisor

About the organisation

The mission of Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is to improve the health and wellbeing of the community by undertaking world-class research, from discovery to applied, in collaboration with their partners, the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Local Health District and the Community.

As the world evolves, so too, does HMRI, and we are now at the exciting next phase of our journey towards being global leaders in the effective and efficient translation of health and medical research to develop high-value health solutions.

As part of the implementation of HMRI's current strategic plan, a recent organisational redesign has resulted in the creation of a number of new positions for which we are now recruiting. Each position will be fixed term contract until 30 September 2022 based on the current funding model.

About this role

The role of WHS Advisor is an expanded position for HMRI and has been designed to enhance existing WHS policies and procedures and create and implement relevant additions to the WHS Management System (WHSMS). Ultimately your position will be to ensure HMRI meets legislative requirements relating to WHS and achieves best practice across the Institute.

Excitedly, the role is one of development, education, support, facilitation and communication across all areas of research and operations, including areas of WHS, biosafety and chemical safety. The WHS Advisor is to consult and assist researchers, staff and management to ensure a practical implementation of WHS requirements within the facility.

In addition, the position will provide the WHS Advisor with opportunity to collaborate with a range of stakeholders including the University of Newcastle Health and Safety Team and the Faculty of Health and Medicine to establish and maintain a safety culture based on effective training and continuous improvement. The role will also work closely with the University's Institutional Biosafety Committee and the Chemical and Radiation Technical committee to ensure associated compliance requirements at HMRI are managed appropriately.

The position is based on 0.8 full time equivalent and can be performed across 4 or 5 days per week.

About you

You will be able to demonstrate a keen eye for detail and a passion for acting as the systems custodian, promoting its functionality, and creating a great user experience by providing support to internal and external stakeholders.

Previous experience and skills we are seeking include:

  • Previous experience within a laboratory, science or research organisation
  • Proven ability in developing, implementing and monitoring of a WHSMS, and the supporting plans, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Strong knowledge of current WHS legislation, Codes of Practice and Australian Standards and demonstrated ability to keep abreast of changes and updates
  • Working knowledge of the Laboratory Safety Series AS/NZS 2243 and in particular AS/NZS 2243.3
  • The ability to proactively engage, negotiate and collaborate with multiple stakeholders on complex issues
  • Microbiology or Molecular Biology experience with an understanding of Gene Technology Legislation and requirements in relation to PC2 facilities (desirable)
  • A tertiary qualification in Work Health and Safety (or equivalent) is desired.

How to apply

To access a copy of the success profile pack including position description and essential criteria, please click here.

Applications should include cover letter addressing the criteria and a CV. Confidential enquiries can be made to Ali Kimmorley or Warwick Bartley on 02 4929 1666. Applications for this position close COB Thursday 22 October 2020.

 

 HMRI Corporate Office - Why consider working for us? 

HMRI is always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our dynamic team. The HMRI Corporate Office attracts passionate and dedicated people to support health and medical research across the Institute.

At HMRI, you will be a part of a friendly and supportive team which:

  • Provides rewarding and flexible work arrangements
  • Gains job satisfaction from working hard to achieve goals
  • Values working with our key stakeholders, the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Area Health Service
  • Is innovative and dynamic in furthering health and medical research
  • Are fun and extremely hard-working

If you exude warmth, possess the highest standards of professionalism and are passionate about delivering high quality not-for-profit engagement, HMRI may be the right fit for you.

Research Positions

HMRI provides financial support in the form of research grants and infrastructure funding to affiliated researchers. All academic and clinical research positions are advertised through our partner organisations - University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Area Health Service.

If you already undertake research in the area and wish to become a HMRI affiliated researcher, please complete the online registration form. We encourage any person undertaking health or medical research in the Hunter to register as a HMRI Affiliated Researcher.

By registering as an affiliated researcher with us, HMRI can offer a variety of services and facilities to enable your research. Details of the resources and benefits that HMRI can offer affiliated researchers can be found under the For Researchers tab in the top menu including Research Project Support and Funding Support.

Why Research with Us

HMRI is an internationally-recognised medical research institute based in the Hunter Region, NSW. HMRI began in 1998 as a group of passionate doctors and researchers who wanted to improve the health of the community through research and evidence based practice.

Today, we are more than 1400 affiliated researchers, research students and support staff employed by the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Area Health and Calvary Mater Newcastle.

Through collaborative biomedical and clinical research, we have spilled out of the faculties and laboratories into hospitals and clinics to operate as multidisciplinary and translational researchers who work with many different people and fields of research.

We are a powerhouse at the forefront of cutting edge medical research. We are the web that links people and resources together to connect and enable the very best research and health outcomes.

Our local hospitals and university are second-to-none in research and evidence based practice.

The research conducted under the HMRI banner addresses key disease areas which affect many different aspects of human health, from conditions during pregnancy and early life through to diseases in adulthood and degenerative disorders of ageing. HMRI supports six key priority research programs and houses more than 400 researchers within HMRI’s own building, a new, world-class research facility that opened in September 2012.

HMRI can support and enable researchers in a number of ways. From sourcing and administering private philanthropic funding to internal project grants and even an in-house grant finding program led by a PhD qualified researcher, HMRI can help to get your work funded.

We also house a state-of-the-art clinical trials support centre, a dedicated health research economics team, IT services team and a clinical research design and statistical support team. These services are now preferred suppliers at both state and federal government level and are invaluable resources available to HMRI affiliated researchers for improvement of grant applications and also assistance in completing research projects.

HMRI has several innovative and unique facilities available to affiliated researchers including the HMRI Imaging Centre, one of the first facilities in the world to house a state-of-the-art Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma 3T scanner devoted entirely to medical research imaging purposes. The Centre also houses an EEG laboratory.

A dedicated histology facility, proteomics service and metabolomics unit are also housed within the HMRI building for use by affiliated researchers.

Details of the resources and benefits that HMRI can offer affiliated researchers can be found under the For Researchers tab in the top menu including Research Project Support and Funding Support.

Living in Newcastle 
Newcastle and the Hunter region is an exciting and unique place to live and work.

Newcastle is the seventh largest Australian city with the largest regional population in the Country. Often referred to as the ‘northern beaches of Sydney’, Newcastle boasts some of the most magnificent beaches and coastlines in Australia. Its surrounding regions offer a vast array of experiences, from the beauty of Lake Macquarie to hot-air ballooning over the Hunter Valley vineyards. It offers all of the usual cosmopolitan comforts including great restaurants, cafes, parks and gardens, sporting clubs and facilities, theatres, art galleries and shopping centres.

Newcastle is recognised as the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples and has a rich history as one of Australia’s oldest cities.

Newcastle has recently undergone a period of rejuvenation and revitalisation following the closure of one of the region’s largest employers, BHP steel works in 1999. Since this time, Newcastle has diversified and grown as a city, with healthcare and education now being the biggest employers in the region. Today, Newcastle has a vibrant and youthful culture with many coffee shops, boutique clothing stores and small wine bars popping up frequently.

Housing options include ocean, lake and river water frontages, bush retreats, rural acreages, suburban dreams, inner-city terraces and city/waterfront apartments.

All of these fantastic highlights and attractions in Newcastle are sweetened by the close proximity to Sydney, a mere two hours’ drive away.

Newcastle has a mild, temperate climate all year round. Daytime temperatures average from 17oC in winter to 27oC in summer.
 
Useful links:
Visit Newcastle
Relocation Guide
Renew Newcastle Project
A fresh guide to what’s happening in Newcastle and the Hunter
Newcastle City Council
Lake Macquarie Council
Port Stephens Council
Maitland Council
Hunter Valley Wine Country