Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) is Australia's largest child health research institute, ranked among the top three globally for research quality and impact*.

Our team of over 1,800+ researchers works across over 150 common and rare diseases and conditions affecting children. From allergies and asthma to cancer and rare genetic disorders, we are relentless in our pursuit to improve the lives of all children.

Our story began in 1986, when world-leading philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and genetics pioneer Professor David Danks imagined a better future for our children and established the original Murdoch Institute for Research in Birth Defects.

Since then, MCRI has grown from a genetics research institute to a global leader in child health.

Our foundational work in genetics, pioneering discoveries in stem cell medicine and ambitious population health studies are changing what’s possible for children and families in Australia and around the world.

Operating in a unique model with The Royal Children’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is part of a great circle of healthcare and discovery – helping transform child health from the labs to clinics and out into communities.

* Clarivate Performance analysis and MCRI benchmarking report, November 2023

23 May, 2024  
$82,000 - $102,000 yearly
Role Type:  12-month part time contract (22.8 hours per week) Salary:  $82,000 – 102,000 p.a (pro rata) plus super The opportunity: We are seeking a dedicated and dynamic Project Officer to join our Australian Genomics team. This part-time position is crucial in supporting the Research Projects & Partnerships Manager and other team members in building and maintaining relationships with both prospective and existing users of CTRL.   What’s in it for you?   Maximise your pay through salary packaging including entertainment and novated leases Enjoy flexible working options Be part of a cutting-edge genomics research team Work in a collaborative and supportive environment. Gain valuable experience in the growing field of genomics. We value our employees, which is why we offer a health and wellbeing program including free access to an Employee Assistance Program   Your responsibilities include:...
Murdoch Children's Research Institute Parkville VIC, Australia Part time Fixed term
23 May, 2024  
$107,000 - $112,000 yearly
Role Type: 12-month  part time contract (30.4 hours per week negotiable) Salary:  $107,000 – 112,000 per annum (pro rata) + superannuation (commensurate to experience) The opportunity: The Melbourne Children’s Campus is seeking a motivated individual to join the Rare Diseases Now (RDNow) team as a Rare Disease Coordinator. The Rare Disease Coordinator will be instrumental in facilitating connections between key stakeholders, including Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) clinicians and MCRI researchers. You will play a role in supporting families enrolled in RDNow and will foster partnerships between patient support and advocacy groups and the RDNow team. This position is perfect for an experienced nurse consultant or genetic counsellor looking to transition into a coordination role. This role offers a unique chance to make a meaningful impact in the field of rare diseases. About your new team :   Rare Diseases Now (RDNow) is an innovative...
Murdoch Children's Research Institute Parkville VIC, Australia Part time Fixed term
23 May, 2024  
$72,000 - $75,000 yearly
Role Type:  Full time permanent role Salary:  $72,000 - $75,000 p.a plus superannuation The opportunity: Join our dynamic team as an Accounts Assistant, a pivotal role in supporting and managing all aspects of Accounts Receivable (primarily for VCGS). Your responsibilities will include ensuring timely and accurate completion of accounts receivables tasks in line with targets.   The ideal candidate will have a solid background in accounts receivable or a similar finance role, with exceptional Excel and systems skills.   What’s in it for you?   Attractive compensation + salary packing benefits including entertainment and novated leases Professional Development opportunities for continuous learning and career growth Work-Life Balance: Flexible working hours and options for remote work Supportive Environment: Collaborative team culture with strong support systems. Purposeful Work: Contribute to groundbreaking research...
Murdoch Children's Research Institute Parkville VIC, Australia Full time
23 May, 2024  
$37,000 yearly
Role Type:  Full time or part time PhD candidature Salary:  $37,000 per annum (pro rata if part time) The opportunity: We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated student interested in personalised medicine and pharmacogenomics to undertake a PhD program jointly funded and conducted between MCRI (A/Prof Rachel Conyers) and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Dr Marliese Alexander).    This could be a part-time or full-time PhD candidature over 3.5 years.   Within MCRI you will join the Cancer Therapies group within the MCRI Stem Cell Medicine Theme. Our Group focuses on cancer therapeutics and adverse drug reactions, with a particular desire to address prediction of and protection against adverse drug reactions and prioritisation of evidence-based medicines.   Within Peter Mac you will join the Pharmacy Research group affiliated with the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology. Our group aims to optimise...
Murdoch Children's Research Institute Parkville VIC, Australia Full time Part time
19 May, 2024  
$104,965 - $113,624 yearly
Role Type:  12-month part time contract (30.4 hours per week) Salary:   $104,965 - $113,624 p.a (pro rata) plus superannuation The opportunity: The Centre for Community Child Health is seeking a dedicated Senior Project Officer with strong evidence synthesis experience to join our team on a part-time basis. This 12-month contract offers a unique opportunity to lead the design and delivery of a diverse portfolio of evidence-informed action projects. The role involves managing project teams and supervising staff within our Policy and Service Development Unit.   This role is ideal for a proactive and experienced professional passionate about making a meaningful impact on child and family services through innovative and participatory approaches.   What’s in it for you?   Contribute to meaningful projects that improve child outcomes and support community well-being. Be part of an organisation committed to professional...
Murdoch Children's Research Institute Hybrid (Parkville VIC, Australia) Part time Fixed term
14 May, 2024  
$104,965 - $118,094 yearly
Role Type:  2-year full time contract Salary:  $104,965 - $118,094 p.a plus super   Join Our Team as a Program Coordinator in Transgender Health Research! The opportunity: Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of transgender youth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to groundbreaking research that aims to improve the healthcare and wellbeing of transgender children and adolescents. As a Program Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in coordinating the research activities of the Australian Research Consortium for Trans Youth and Children (ARCTYC) and the Transgender Health Research Group at MCRI. This includes managing the program of work under the direction of Associate Professor Ken Pang and coordinating communications, research ethics, and research translation activities. Ideal candidates for this position possess clinical research and project management experience, along with strong people and...
Murdoch Children's Research Institute Hybrid (Parkville VIC, Australia) Full time Fixed term
14 May, 2024  
$62,722 - $69,626 yearly
Attractive salary $62,722 - $69,626 per annum (pro rata) + super 12-month part time contract (7.6 hours per week); hours will be spread over the week Ideal for an existing MCRI/VCGS employee looking for additional hours   The opportunity:   🌟 Join Our Mission to Enhance Transgender Health   The Transgender Health research group at MCRI aims to produce high-quality research evidence related to child and adolescent transgender health, and by doing so, ultimately aims to improve the healthcare, wellbeing and overall outcomes of trans children and adolescents, and their families. We are seeking to recruit an Administration Assistant to join the Transgender Health research program.   This Administration Assistant role is designed to assist the Transgender Health research group at MCRI by providing general administrative support, communication support, event/meeting organisation, expense management and support for specific...
Murdoch Children's Research Institute Parkville VIC, Australia Part time Fixed term