Based in the Hunter region, NSW Australia, HMRI boasts more than 1500 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.

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.

Current Research Employment Opportunites

No positions are currently advertised

Current HMRI Corporate Employment Opportunities

Senior Philanthropy Manager

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Senior Philanthropy Manager to join the Philanthropy Team at the Hunter Medical Research Institute based in Newcastle, NSW.

About the Opportunity

Every one of our staff and 1,600 passionate affiliated researchers and support staff has a different reason for getting involved in doing or supporting medical research. Some were inspired by teachers or mentors. Others relish the challenge of solving a universal problem. Some have seen friends and family affected by a cruel disease. And others want to make a difference. But we all share the same purpose: To improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. That’s what gets us up in the morning!

HMRI is a pioneer in translational medical research, working in partnership with the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Local Health District, and the Community to improve health outcomes in the Hunter Region, nationally and beyond. Our research is world class. We enjoy a professional and enthusiastic service-orientated culture with a highly supportive Director, Board and Foundation.

Our staff are conscious trailblazers, community cultivators, and thoughtfully candid in our interaction with others. We solve problems together – we are greater than the sum of our parts.

We are seeking an experienced and energetic philanthropy professional to join our team.

This role is part of a team of philanthropy professionals and reports to the Head of Philanthropy. The role’s purpose is to increase HMRI’s philanthropic funding, with a focus on major gifts. We take a donor centric approach built on strong relationships with our donors, our supporters, and our researchers.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working in collaboration with clinical and discovery researchers and the Head of Philanthropy to develop compelling cases for support
  • Developing a pipeline of major donors, in collaboration with the team of philanthropy managers.
  • Engage with prospects and donors to establish, build, and maintain donor relations to secure deeper donor commitment to HMRI, especially identifying and cultivating major donor prospects
  • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with donors, researchers, and colleagues 
  • Meeting team revenue targets and individual Key Performance Indicators (activity focused) as set.

The role is full-time until 30th September 2024 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 attractive salary packaging tax-free benefits available to all HMRI staff.

About You

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience in fundraising and/or professional services sales
  • Enjoy identifying and engaging with prospective donors
  • Have experience in building and maintaining quality professional relationships 
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have analytical skills – i.e., the ability to assimilate medical/scientific information into a succinct lay summary
  • Have University Degree qualifications
  • Demonstrate reliable, honest, and trustworthy service to donors, customers and/or colleagues
  • Demonstrate warmth, respect, and friendliness
  • A passion for the advancement of health, medicine, and public health policy

Our team is friendly, fun, hard-working and passionate about fundraising for medical research. We are also passionate about building and developing relationships with donors and researchers and the role we play in upholding HMRI’s reputation in the community. 

If you are interested, or know of someone that may be interested:

View the Position Description here

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 the essential selection criteria as outlined in the attached position description. 

For more information, please contact the Head of Philanthropy, Dr Giavanna Angeli at Giavanna.Angeli@hmri.org.au or phone 02 40420350

Applications close:  11:59pm, Sunday, 24 July 2022

Management Accountant (Funding)

A fantastic full-time opportunity exists for a Management Accountant to join the Finance Team at the Hunter Medical Research Institute based in Newcastle, NSW.

About the Opportunity

The Management Accountant (Funding) is responsible for supporting HMRI Research Programs and the HMRI Philanthropy Team through the financial management of Program and Philanthropy funding. This role also provides operational support to the Funding and Analysis Lead, across a range of strategic projects and operational tasks to deliver outcomes and benefits related to the organisation’s strategic objectives. This role is responsible for fostering strong relationships and excellent customer service with researchers, partners, the community and the wider HMRI organisation.

View the Position Description here

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 attached position description. 

For more information, please contact Sally Robertson (sally.robertson@hmri.org.au)

Applications close: Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Cafe Manager and Barista

The Café Manager & Barista is responsible for the day to day running of Café services to the HMRI site from the Sea Spray Café.
  • Are you looking for flexibility, a caring workplace and great work/life balance
  • Exciting opportunity for a Café Manager in one of Newcastle’s most iconic organisations
  • Live the good life, Monday to Friday only, friendly hours

Oversee the day-to-day operations but a chance to also implement new ideas and take to next level

View the Position Description here

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 attached position description. 

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

For more information, please contact Head of Infrastructure, Cameron Morton at cameron.morton@hmri.org.au

Senior Health Research Economist

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Senior Research Economist to join the Health Research Economics (HRE) team at the Hunter Medical Research Institute based in Newcastle, NSW.

About the Opportunity

This role will lead a team of economists and analysts in providing expert economic advice, analysis, and consultancy services to HMRI’s affiliated researchers, partners, and industry in line with HMRI’s strategy and building on HMRI’s reputation of research and service excellence to its key stakeholders.

The position requires the application of higher-level economic analytic skills, methods development, excellent project management and communication skills.  The role also requires the higher-level provision of advice to clinicians and researchers on how economic evaluations can be incorporated into research projects for inclusion in grant applications by colleagues in both health and research.

A large part of this role will be to provide mentoring, support, development, and supervision to other team members generally and particularly those reporting into this role.

The role is full-time until 30th September 2024 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 attractive salary packaging tax-free benefits available to all HMRI staff.

If you are interested, or know of someone that may be interested:

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 attached position description. 

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

For more information, please contact Associate Professor, Penny Reeves at Penny.Reeves@hmri.org.au

View the position description here

Health Research Economist (2 Positions)

Two fantastic opportunities exist for economists to join the Health Research Economics (HRE) team at the Hunter Medical Research Institute based in Newcastle, NSW.

About the Opportunity

Our health economists and analysts work in collaboration with data scientists, health and biomedical researchers and clinicians. The position requires the application of economic analytic skills to evaluate health service innovation. The role also requires the provision of methodological advice to clinicians and researchers on how economic evaluations can be incorporated into projects. This advice is regularly sought for inclusion in grant applications by colleagues in both health and research.

The HRE team is focused on end-user needs. All members of the team design, implement and report health economic or impact evaluations of health technologies, particularly ‘models of care’. The HRE team are highly engaged with policy development and regularly undertake state and national projects for both the NSW and Commonwealth Governments.

The HRE team are actively working to improve the use of evaluation evidence in decision making within the health services industry.

The role is full-time until 30th September 2024 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 attractive salary packaging tax-free benefits available to all HMRI staff.

If you are interested, or know of someone that may be interested:

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 attached position description. 

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

For more information, please contact Associate Professor, Penny Reeves at Penny.Reeves@hmri.org.au
View the position description here

Phillip Hall | HMRI

Phillip Hall

Head of Human Resources