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

 Brand and Content Specialist

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.

HMRI was established in 1998 and, in 2012, opened the doors of their world class research facility they call home, which adjoins John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle.

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.

The new organisational structure will enable HMRI to continue to build on collaboration and efficiency, and to focus on activities and projects of greatest value to delivering vital life-changing health and medical research.

About this role

The Brand and Content Specialist will be the brand guardian for HMRI, responsible for building and maintaining HMRI’s visual and creative content identity and brand position. As an integral member of the Marketing Team, the role is responsible for designing and delivering strong and compelling creative content campaigns and initiatives aligned to the Marketing strategy and HMRI’s overarching strategy.

Reporting to the Head of Marketing and in collaboration with partners, and key internal and external stakeholders , this role will be responsible for all things brand and content, both digital and traditional.

About you

This position will require well-developed skills in writing and story-telling with the hands-on ability to design and create awesome content in a variety of mediums including video. To be successful in this role you will be a natural collaborator with a strategic mindset and the ability to build strong communications for proposals, pitches and presentations. The role will require high-level organisational and project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and work effectively in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

Previous experience and skills we are seeking include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Marketing, Communications or a related discipline
  • Substantial experience working in brand and content development in a similar environment
  • Proven experience in coordinating and implementing successful brand and content initiatives from brief to implementation
  • 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
  • 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
  • Advanced computer skills across Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, Microsoft Office suite and strong aptitude to adopt and utilise cloud-based platforms for project and contact management (i.e. Monday.com and HubSpot)

How to apply

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

https://www.peoplefusion.com.au/brand-and-content-specialist

Applications should include cover letter addressing the criteria and CV. Confidential enquiries can be made to Wendy Donovan on 0249 291666. Applications for this position close Midnight Sunday 27th September 2020.

 Media and Public Relations Specialist

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.

HMRI was established in 1998 and, in 2012, opened the doors of their world class research facility they call home, which adjoins John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle.

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.

The new organisational structure will enable HMRI to continue to build on collaboration and efficiency, and to focus on activities and projects of greatest value to delivering vital life-changing health and medical research.

About this role

Reporting to the Head of Marketing, 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.

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 recognize and engage with agency when required.

Previous experience and skills we are seeking include:

• Tertiary qualifications 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

How to apply

To access a copy of the success profile pack including position description and essential criteria, please visit https://www.peoplefusion.com.au/media-and-public-relations-specialist

Applications should include cover letter addressing the criteria and CV. Confidential enquiries can be made to Wendy Donovan on 02 4929 1666 Applications for this position close COB Wednesday 30th September 2020.

 Events Specialist

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.

HMRI was established in 1998 and, in 2012, opened the doors of their world class research facility they call home, which adjoins John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle.

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 current funding model.

The new organisational structure will enable HMRI to continue to build on collaboration and efficiency, and to focus on activities and projects of greatest value to delivering vital life-changing health and medical research.

About this role

The Events Specialist is responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating a high-quality program of events, trade shows, seminars, launches, public relations functions and other key supporter/ donor events to promote HMRI’s profile and to achieve related goals, from stakeholder engagement to fundraising.

Through active engagement and ongoing stewardship, the Events Specialist ensures long term growth and success of key high value stakeholder engagement and fundraising events and builds a vibrant and active community of supporters across a range of stakeholder groups. The role also plays a key role in driving delivery of marketing strategy and events objectives and proactively measures success of events through ROI analysis, event feedback and engagement.

About you

This position will require a naturally organized, well planned events professional with an ability to think creatively (particularly in this world of COVID-19) and a strength in ensuring you can personally deliver on the event plan. Your stakeholder engagement, including the attraction and retention of event volunteers, will support your success in this position.

Previous experience and skills we are seeking include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Events Management, Marketing, Project Management, or a related discipline;
  • Demonstrated multi-event project management experience in a similar environment;
  • Proven experience in coordinating and implementing successful event campaigns and initiatives from brief to implementation, including alignment with strategic goals, achieving key milestones and within budget;
  • 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;
  • 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 high-functioning member of a team;
  • Advanced computer skills including a strong aptitude to adopt and utilise cloud-based platforms for project and contact management such as Monday.com and working knowledge of a fundraising database such as Raiser’s Edge.

How to apply

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

https://www.peoplefusion.com.au/events-specialist

Applications should include cover letter addressing the criteria and CV. Confidential enquiries can be made to Ali Kimmorley on 0249 291666. Applications for this position close COB Monday 28 September 2020.

 Community Engagement Specialist

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.

HMRI was established in 1998 and, in 2012, opened the doors of their world class research facility they call home, which adjoins John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle.

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 current funding model.

The new organisational structure will enable HMRI to continue to build on collaboration and efficiency, and to focus on activities and projects of greatest value to delivering vital life-changing health and medical research.

About this role

The position of Community Engagement Specialist will lead the development and implementation of an engagement program to increase HMRI brand recognition, loyalty and revenues, ensuring the 1700 strong research community and the wider community stakeholder group of existing and potential supporters are kept informed of HMRI’s progress through a range of communication channels.

Collaborating extensively with colleagues across HMRI and externally, this role will contribute significantly to the successful delivery of HMRI’s strategic goals and be responsible for delivering engagement activities for the two major stakeholder groups.

About you

This position will require a naturally engaging individual with well-developed skills in creating effective communications, campaigns and engagement opportunities across multiple channels that both provide relevant, informative information but also encourages response that further enhances stakeholders relationships.

Previous experience and skills we are seeking include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Community Engagement, Public Relations, Marketing or a related discipline;
  • Substantial experience working in community engagement and/or marketing;
  • Proven experience in engaging with communities on complex and competing issues, communications, public affairs and stakeholder engagement;
  • High-level interpersonal skills and confident relationship building ability across broad stakeholder groups (corporate, community and government);
  • Demonstrated project management skills and with the ability to deliver on key milestones and within budget;
  • 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 work co-operatively, to accomplish joint tasks, build positive working relationships, and work as an effective and highly-functioning member of a team.

How to apply

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

https://www.peoplefusion.com.au/community-engagement-specialist

Applications should include cover letter addressing the criteria and CV. Confidential enquiries can be made to Ali Kimmorley on 0249 291666. Applications for this position close COB Monday 28 September 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