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Careers at the Ingham Institute

Want a career at a world-class medical research institute that attracts the brightest minds from around the world? Then join the Ingham Institute.

Careers at the Ingham Institute are focused on inspiring health and transforming care. We actively seek out researchers and support staff who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

Why join the Ingham Institute?

At the Ingham Institute you will work alongside some of the brightest minds in the world who are consumed by a passion, enthusiasm and ambition to make a difference to the health and care of people, locally and globally.

Ingham Institute researchers are leaders in their field. They are at the forefront of the most advanced medical breakthroughs and clinical discoveries, and are committed to improving and saving lives. To foster these innovations, postdoctoral fellows and research students work with internationally recognised mentors and in close partnership with Australia’s top teaching hospitals and universities.

The Institute has more than 40 research groups focused on exploring new medical approaches across five streams including:

  • Cancer Research
  • Clinical Sciences Research
  • Population and Health Services Research
  • Injury and Rehabilitation Research
  • Mental Health Research

Our researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Research and technical staff work in purpose-built research facilities on the campus of Liverpool Hospital – the largest teaching hospital in the southern hemisphere – where our discoveries are transferred directly into clinical practice and patient care.The Ingham Institute is also the first medical research institute in Australia with an MRI-Linac project, which will redefine and improve radiation therapy treatment for cancer patients.

The Institute respects and supports its staff and provides a safe and nurturing work environment. Researchers, students and volunteers work alongside management and support personnel to enable our vision of contributing to the health of our community and beyond.

The Ingham Institute has a strong collaborative culture and we are focused on driving practical outcomes that make a difference in the world.

“The research here is intertwined with the community; each step of progress that we make is supported by, and supports in turn, those around us.”

David Lynch
Western Sydney University, PhD student.

Careers Opportunities

The Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research (the Institute) is a not-for-profit organisation located in Sydney’s South West that conducts world-class medical research that is rooted in and driven by the needs of the local community and wider Australia.   

The Institute is the pre-eminent research institute for South Western Sydney. It is home to 360 staff, over 40 research groups, and five (5) research streams that are committed to its vision of Inspiring Health and Transforming Care.  

The Institute is integral to a unique collaboration with the South Western Sydney Local Health District, Western Sydney University and the UNSW Sydney. Through these collaborations the Ingham Institute is working to radically transform health outcomes both locally and globally. 

As a public health charity endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient, salary packaging opportunities are available to Institute employees.  

 The Womens Health Interventional Translational Unit (WHITU), which is based at the Institute, was established to build clinical trial capacity, research training opportunities and to improve health outcomes through implementation of evidence and innovation in women’s health care. 

The Research Scientist will work with the WHITU and SWSLHD relevant staff to support current and proposed research and evidence implementation in all aspects of Women’s Health. 

Applicants can download the position description from WHITU Position Descriptions_Research Scientitist_April 2020 and are required to: 

  • Include a cover letter; 
  • An attachment addressing the Criteria 
  • A CV; and 
  • be eligible to work in Australia. 

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 24th April 2020

Contact person: Professor Angela Makris on angela.makris@health.nsw.gov.au and

Mob: 0402 494 758 

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 

Job opportunities at the Ingham Institute are advertised on job seeker websites like SEEK. You can also follow the Institute on LinkedIn, where we’ll post job vacancies as soon as they arise. For specific research opportunities, take a look at the programs listed in our research streams. Our core values of relevance, integrity, ambition, impact and inclusion shape our culture and guide our behaviours. If they reflect how you like to work and the quality and calibre of your colleagues, we would love to hear from you.

Contact our Human Resources team

For more information about career opportunities at the Ingham Institute, please contact: Contact: Lily Roberts, our Human Resources Manager Email: careers@inghaminstitute.org.au Phone: 02 8738 9110