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. 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.

Current Research Employment Opportunites
 

Aboriginal Research Midwife
The NEW1000 Study Research Team are responsible for recruitment and ongoing assessment of enrolled families in the NEW1000 Study. The position involves recruitment of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women into the study, liaising with local staff and service providers, data entry, venepuncture, assessments of women, partners and infants, and other research activities as required.
This position is within the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle based at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), and John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton Heights NSW.

Position Description

Interested parties should contact Dr Tegan Grace at tegan.grace@newcastle.edu.au

 

Current HMRI Corporate Employment Opportunities

Executive Assistant

A fantastic opportunity exists for an Executive Assistant to join the Business Support Team at the Hunter Medical Research Institute based in Newcastle, NSW.

About the Opportunity

The Executive Assistant role provides high level administrative and secretarial support to the Associate Directors of our Health Research Economics, Data Sciences and Clinical Trials Unit Teams.  Reporting to the Senior Executive Assistant,  you will play an integral role in ensuring smooth operations within these teams.  

This is a varied and interesting role, where no two days will be the same. The successful applicant will have excellent organisational and time management skills, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and display a high level of initiative. Experience and/or understanding of HMRI and its community partners, The University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health District will be well regarded.  

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:

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 Senior Executive Assistant, Janine Matthews at Janine.Matthews@hmri.org.au

Applications close:  11:59pm, Sunday, 15 May 2022.

Grants Development Manager
HMRI is currently seeking a Grants Development Manager to lead our Grants Development team. The Grants Development Manager is responsible for developing and leading HMRI’s Funding for Growth Strategies, including managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and directing a competitive program of grants that will optimise research outputs and associated impact.
View Position Description here
To apply for this position please send your resume and cover letter to recruitment@hmri.org.au.
If you wish to have a confidential discussion regarding this position please contact Emma Konik, Executive Officer, on (02) 4042 0687 or email emma.konik@hmri.org.au
Senior Grants Writer

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

About the Opportunity

The role of the HMRI Grants Development Unit is to increase HMRI’s research performance and profile by partnering with senior leaders, researchers and professional services teams to secure competitive national and international research funding, increase the level and diversity of research funding and facilitate excellent research outcomes by delivering grant development strategies.

The Grants Development Unit will lead the development and submission of all competitive research grant funding, including National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and other local and international schemes from government and industry sources.

The Senior Grants Writer is primarily responsible for the quality control on submissions, convening and coordinating teams and preparing persuasive written fundraising and scientific grant materials including proposals, reports, solicitation letters, financial budgets and reports for government agencies, foundations, corporations, and partnerships.

Reporting to the Grants Development Manager, the Senior Grants Writer takes the lead role in securing all grants-related funding and to fulfil grants reporting requirements, builds and maintains collaborative relationships with funders, researches and follows up with new prospects and coordinates and executes all development reporting, documentation and grant development needs for HMRI and its affiliates.

About you

The successful candidate will have a track record in developing successful funding applications with knowledge and understanding of research grants, funder conditions and ethics requirements in a medical research or academic setting.

You will be passionate about presenting high quality grant submissions that showcase your exceptional writing and editing skills, and your ability to understand and present complex scientific content in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.

Your background will show a track record in fostering collaborative partnerships with stakeholders and colleagues with an ability to work independently and cooperatively with members of the team to accomplish joint tasks and common objectives.

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 this position.

For more information, please contact the Executive Officer, Emma Konik at Emma.Konik@hmri.org.au

View the position description here

Applications close:  11:59pm, Sunday, 15 May 2022.

Community Engagement Officer
 

A fantastic part-time opportunity exists for a Community Engagement Officer to join the Grants Development Team at the Hunter Medical Research Institute based in Newcastle, NSW.

About the Opportunity

The role of the HMRI Grants Development Unit is to increase HMRI’s research performance and profile by partnering with senior leaders, researchers and professional services teams to secure competitive national and international research funding, increase the level and diversity of research funding and facilitate excellent research outcomes by delivering grant development strategies.

The Grants Development Unit will lead the development and submission of all competitive research grant funding, including National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and other local and international schemes from government and industry sources.

The Community Engagement Officer will act as HMRI’s primary consumer health advocate and will be responsible for championing the involvement of consumers and community members with lived experience, in current and future Health Research Programs.

Reporting to the Grants Development Manager, the Community Engagement Officer will work to develop and strengthen community involvement in our research, through collaborative relationship building with Researchers, Health Research Advocates, consumer bodies and internal business units. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating recruitment of research participants, identifying and coordinating training opportunities to facilitate involvement, as well as maintaining and coordinating key administrative processes and participating in projects as required.

About you

The successful candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of the Health and Medical Research field and the challenges and importance of increasing consumer and community participation in research. 

You will have a track record in networking and fostering collaborative partnerships with stakeholders and colleagues, with an ability to work independently and cooperatively with members of the team to accomplish joint tasks and common objectives.

Additionally, your exemplary organisational, communication and motivational skills are reflected in your past successes in program management

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 this position.

For more information, please contact the Executive Officer, Emma Konik at Emma.Konik@hmri.org.au

View the position description here

Applications close:  11:59pm, Sunday, 15 May 2022.

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

Applications close:  11:59pm, Sunday, 15 May 2022.

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

Applications close:  11:59pm, Sunday, 15 May 2022.

Media and Public Relations Specialist
 

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Media and PR Specialist to join the Marketing and Communications Team at the Hunter Medical Research Institute based in Newcastle, NSW.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Communications, the Media and Public Relations Specialist will enhance and protect the profile and reputation of HMRI through effective public relations and media engagement.

Working closely with the Marketing team and key partners and stakeholders, this role will develop and deliver the public and media activities for HMRI including coordinating and implementing a range of effective multi-channel media and publicity campaigns and programs. This role will also proactively identify new opportunities to support HMRI achieving their strategic goals in particular becoming leaders who influence policy and practice.

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

This position will require an individual confident in their ability to navigate the current national media landscape and leverage off their existing contacts, as well as build new relationships in relevant niche media and PR landscapes. The ideal person will have demonstrated experience identifying and capitalising on strategic opportunities involving key partners in a previous role.

Ideally with a commercial background you will be able to recognise and engage with agency when required.

Previous experience and skills we are seeking include:

* Tertiary qualifications or demonstrated equivalent experience in Media, Public Relations, Communications, or a related discipline

* Substantial experience working in media and public relations in a similar environment, and an understanding of the current media landscape

* Proven experience in coordinating and implementing successful publicity campaigns and PR initiatives from brief to implementation

* Thorough understanding of media needs and media relationships, with high level experience in media liaison, including production of media releases and securing high quality and impactful publicity opportunities

* Experience working with a diverse range of internal stakeholders and proven ability to effectively manage expectations of individuals who have a varied understanding of media interaction

* High-level interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively build sustainable and successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders and leverage networks to secure outcomes

* Demonstrated experience drafting high-quality corporate messaging and documentation including an effective writing style with proven ability to tailor messages for different audiences.

* Ability to write, create briefs and project plans quickly and accurately with a high attention to detail

* Demonstrated high-level organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise, manage time, meet deadlines and work effectively in a fast-paced dynamic environment

* Ability to work co-operatively, to accomplish joint tasks, build positive working relationships, and work as an effective and highly-functioning member of a team

 

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 this position.

For more information, please contact the Head of Marketing and Communications, Sam Cardwell at Sam.Cardwell@hmri.org.au

View the position description here

Applications close:  11:59pm, Sunday, 15 May 2022.

Digital Marketing Specialist (Parental Leave Contract)

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Digital Marketing Specialist to provide parental leave cover at the Hunter Medical Research Institute based in Newcastle, NSW.

About the Opportunity

We are looking for a passionate and highly motivated digital marketing specialist to join our organisation to provide parental leave cover. You will work as part of a talented marketing and communications team and provide the digital expertise to continue to take us forward.

The Digital Marketing Specialist will review and assess our current marketing activity and lead our strategic digital marketing initiatives, including playing a key role in redeveloping the HMRI website. With a solid understanding of core marketing principles, you will be responsible for coordinating, executing, tracking and optimising HMRI’s marketing activity across all digital channels.

This parental leave cover position is an amazing opportunity to apply your digital marketing knowledge and experience in a hands-on role

About You

The successful candidate will have:

  • A tertiary degree (or equivalent) in marketing, with a working industry knowledge of the digital landscape.
  • 2+ years of marketing experience including planning, implementation, analytics and reporting of digital cross-channel marketing campaigns utilising a variety of mediums.
  • Experience across a range of digital marketing disciplines including developing and delivering SEO, SEM and PPC campaigns (including Google Ads), social media planning and management, content marketing, conversion and optimisation, and email marketing.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of emerging developments and trends in social media and digital marketing, including paid and organic search, and the ability to recommend innovative ways to leverage these channels.
  • Working knowledge of best practice conversion tracking and on-page content optimisation, and knowledge of web design and UX principles.
  • Extensive experience using Google analytics and social media analytics platforms.
  • A focus on using data to drive results and implementing effective reporting to benchmark performance and improve marketing strategy.
  • Experience developing processes and systems for managing, planning and disseminating marketing content.
  • Experience finding creative ways to do more with less and staying on budget.

An understanding of fundraising, not-for-profit and charity marketing will be highly regarded, and experience using Adobe CS/CC software is advantageous.

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 this position.

For more information, please contact the Head of Marketing and Communications, Sam Cardwell at Sam.Cardwell@hmri.org.au

View the position description here

Applications close:  11:59pm, Sunday, 15 May 2022.