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HRI is an internationally recognised medical research institute, with global collaborations.

It is a unique time to join HRI. The next few years have the potential to be transformative, with developments such as the $150 million Cardiovascular Disease Research Capacity Building Program backed by the NSW government in 2018, and HRI’s strong fundraising capabilities, which provide a reliable and independent source of long-term funding.

Our success comes down to our people. From our scientists and researchers, to our operations and fundraising staff – they all play key roles in ensuring HRI’s place as a world-leading medical research institute.

Positions available

Research Assistant

An exciting opportunity exists to join the successful Vascular Complications research group. The mission of the group is to understand the pathogenesis of blood vessel disease and its complications and using this knowledge identify novel strategies and therapeutics to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) on people. The Research Assistant will work specially on examining stress-induced senescence of vascular smooth muscle cells and its impact on CVD. Find out more and apply.

Head of Information Technology

We currently have an opportunity for a talented and motivated Head of IT to join our dynamic team. Reporting to the COO, you will be responsible for overseeing and developing all aspects of the Heart Research Institute’s technology strategy, infrastructure, and operations. This is a high-impact role that requires outstanding leadership, communication, and technical skills. Find out more and apply.

Digital Communications Specialist

HRI has a great opportunity for an experienced Digital Communications Specialist, to join a close knit team to provide digital support to HRI’s communication objectives. The role sits across multiple areas of HRI including science, corporate and fundraising. The employee will need to efficiently manage multiple digital communication projects ensuring all deadlines are met to a high standard using resources efficiently. You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and support with various improvement projects across the business. You will be a proactive self-starter, who possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills, a capacity for independent work, and who has a familiarity with web technology and a passion for emerging web platforms. Find out more and apply.

Digital Product Owner

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced product management professional to join our IT Team at a critical and exciting stage of our growth to beat heart disease. Reporting to the Head of IT, you will provide cross-functional leadership to scientists and researchers, fundraising experts, and other highly skilled teams and individuals to drive process and product change and improvement. You will take ownership of HRI’s new Dynamics 365 Fundraising & Engagement CRM managing 24,000 regular supporters and generating $10M in in support of one of Australia’s most dynamic medical research institutes. Over time your role will expand to include ownership of HRI’s core business applications including Finance/ERP, intranet and grants management. You will have a high-level understanding of HRI digital products. Find out more and apply.

Research Assistant – Cardiometabolic Medicine

HRI is seeking a highly trained Research Assistant/Animal Technician to join our expanding team full-time on a major cardiovascular research project. Our research group works on preclinical models of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and HFrEF, to understand the pathophysiology of heart failure and to develop new therapies and translate the results to human studies. The role is for a 12-month period with the potential to extend for another 24 months. Find out more and apply.

Postdoctoral Researcher - Atherosclerosis and Vascular Remodelling

HRI is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to contribute to innovative and collaborative research programs with a focus on cardiovascular genetic approaches to better understand the biology of the vasculature. This research is part of a partnership between HRI, University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre and the Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen’s Medical Research Institute at the University of Edinburgh. The scientist will investigate new molecular targets to be developed into novel treatment methods to prevent plaque rupture. Furthermore, there is a unique opportunity for the candidate to travel to the University of Edinburgh for the single cell RNA-sequencing component of this project. Find out more and apply.