Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

WEHI is where the world's brightest minds collaborate and innovate to make discoveries that will help us to live healthier for longer. Our medical researchers have been serving the community for more than 100 years. We bring together people with different skills and experience who are committed to long-term discovery. Our teams of researchers are committed to solving the most complex health problems, making transformative discoveries for cancer, infectious and immune diseases, developmental disorders and healthy ageing.

WEHI is a place where people are able to shine. People who are inquisitive, who are committed, who are passionate. People who want to make a difference. And we are committed to ensuring they have the tools to flourish, personally and professionally. We are a community of researchers, students and professional service staff who work towards achieving discoveries that improve human health. We are driven by collaboration, curiosity and creativity. We are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world. We are WEHI. We are brighter together.

WEHI's commitment to diversity and inclusion

At WEHI we strive to foster a flexible working environment that encourages individual differences and promotes collaboration and creativity. We recognise that talent does not sit within a single identifiable group in our society and that WEHI's ability to shape contemporary scientific thinking and deliver leading professional services relies on a diversity of thought within our organisation. Our action to promote gender equality has been recognised with an Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) and we offer a range of support for women researchers.

Our commitment to celebrating diversity and addressing inequities is further demonstrated through our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, Gender Action Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and our WE-Pride network for LGBTQIA+ staff and students. We actively encourage applications from, people with a disability, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people and people with diverse genders and sexualities. Should you require support during the recruitment process due to special needs or consideration, please contact the People and Culture team.

WEHI's commitment to Indigenous employment

WEHI is working to create a future where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be engaged at the scientific frontier, making exciting discoveries and decisions about the future of health in this country, and part of a leading professional services workforce supporting the realisation of these discoveries. We are committed to creating a culturally safe workplace and offering career development and leadership opportunities to First Nations staff and students. We strongly encourage any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.

14 May, 2024  
$110,249 - $119,330 yearly
Job Title Philanthropy Services Manager   Job Description Philanthropy Services Manager    An excellent opportunity is available for an experienced advancement/philanthropy services professional to join the Fundraising and Philanthropy (F&P) Department at one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes.   About the position The Walter and Eliza Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) has a strong national and international reputation for performing highly influential basic and translational medical research.  With more than 1,400 staff and students, the Institute is addressing some of the world’s major health challenges, with a focus on cancer, infectious diseases, inflammation, immune disorders, developmental disorders and ageing-related diseases. Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy, the Philanthropy Services Manager leads a small team charged with supporting WEHI’s fundraising programs...
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Parkville VIC, Australia Full time
14 May, 2024  
$110,249 - $119,330 yearly
Job Title Program Manager - DeadlyScience   Job Description An excellent opportunity is available for a Program Manager for the DeadlyScience Pathways Program at Australia’s pre-eminent medical research institute. This role would suit an innovative and passionate person who wants to make a difference.   About the position WEHI is committed to seeing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples engaged at the scientific frontier, making exciting discoveries and decisions about the future of health in Australia, and being part of a leading professional services workforce supporting the realisation of these discoveries. Our Indigenous Employment Strategy has a strong focus on building the pipeline of the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scientists and a commitment to work collaboratively with key partners, including in the community and education sectors, on mutually beneficial goals. This position is responsible...
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Parkville VIC, Australia Full time
14 May, 2024  
$97,152 - $130,353 yearly
Job Title Venture Senior Research Officer/Research Officer   Job Description Structural Biologist, WEHI Ventures (Murphy Lab) An opportunity exists for a full-time Venture Research Officer / Venture Senior Research Officer to join the newly created and growing WEHI Ventures team at WEHI, working embedded within the Murphy laboratory. This role is part of a WEHI Ventures drug discovery project that is focused on developing novel small molecule therapies that target epigenetic silencing as potential treatment for the rare neurodevelopmental disorder Prader-Willi Syndrome.   About the Position WEHI Ventures aims to improve human health outcomes and maximise the impact of WEHI’s discovery science through the development of innovative products and services. Spinout company formation and licensing WEHI intellectual property to spinouts, as well as licensing WEHI intellectual property (IP) to industry players are the pathways that WEHI...
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Parkville VIC, Australia Full time Fixed term
14 May, 2024  
$97,152 - $106,076 yearly
Job Title Venture Research Officer/Research Assistant   Job Description In Vitro Biologist, WEHI Ventures (Blewitt Lab) An opportunity exists for a full-time Venture Research Officer or Venture Research Assistant to join the newly created and growing WEHI Ventures team at WEHI, working embedded within the Blewitt laboratory in the Epigenetics and Development Division. This role is part of a WEHI Ventures drug discovery program that is focused on developing novel small molecule therapies that target epigenetic silencing as potential treatment for the rare neurodevelopmental disorder Prader-Willi Syndrome.   About the Position WEHI Ventures aims to improve human health outcomes and maximise the impact of WEHI’s discovery science through the development of innovative products and services. Spinout company formation and licensing WEHI intellectual property to spinouts, as well as licensing WEHI intellectual property (IP) to industry...
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Parkville VIC, Australia Full time Fixed term
14 May, 2024  
$110,249 - $139,222 yearly
Job Title Research Data Engineer   Job Description An excellent opportunity is available for a Research Data Engineer   to join the ITS Department at Australia’s pre-eminent biomedical research institute.   About the Position Under the direction of the Senior Project Manager, the Research Data Engineer (RDE) will play a significant role in uplifting research data management through the creation and improvement of technologies, processes and underlying IT infrastructure to maintain WEHI’s commitment to deliver world-class research.   This dynamic role will work directly with researchers and IT staff to help them make informed decisions about data. The role will sit within a small multi-disciplinary project team and will be critical in the process of structuring, collecting, and storing biomedical research data (including metadata) at the Institute. The role will contribute to the design, development and...
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Parkville VIC, Australia Full time Fixed term
14 May, 2024  
$97,152 - $130,353 yearly
Job Title Research Officer / Senior Research Officer - Expert in Advanced Microscopy   Job Description An excellent opportunity is available for a  Research Officer / Senior Research Officer  to join the Centre for Dynamic Imaging at Australia’s pre-eminent biomedical research institute.   About the position The Centre for Dynamic Imaging (CDI) in the Advanced Technology and Biology Division, provides researchers with access to off-the-shelf and custom-built microscopy solutions, and specialist expertise to generate detailed, quantitative, and real-time views of biological systems for immune disorders and cancer, as well as infectious and inflammatory disease research.  We are a multidisciplinary team of scientists, with expertise in biology, engineering, and physics. A dedicated team of bioimage analysts also provides access to  analysis pipelines as well as virtual computing infrastructure with an array...
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Full time Fixed term