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.

Current HMRI Corporate Employment Opportunities

No current opportunities available

 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