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 42 research groups focused on exploring new medical approaches across six streams including:

  • Cancer Research
  • Clinical Sciences Research
  • Population & Health Services Research
  • Injury & Rehabilitation Research
  • Mental Health Research
  • Robotics & Health Technology.

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 is a not-for-profit organisation located in Sydney’s South West that undertakes medical research that specifically addresses, and can be applied to, the needs of south west Sydney communities and beyond. The Institute is integral to a unique collaboration with the South Western Sydney Local Health District, Western Sydney University, and the University of NSW.

The Institute has experienced exponential growth since its inception in 2012 and currently houses 360 researchers and support staff in its Liverpool building.

The PC2 animal facility accommodates rodents in Individually Ventilated Cages (IVC’s). The successful applicant will perform the role of an animal technician within the Biological Resources Unit, working with a team of animal care professionals to provide a quality and efficient service to the Institutes research groups.   This role also supports the Institute’s research laboratories.

Requirements for the position include:

  • Diploma of Animal Technology, Bachelor Animal Science or studying towards
  • Relevant industry experience.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Understand the physical, behavioural, and environmental needs of rodents and be able to predict and interpret their responses.
  • Genuine interest in working with rodents with a caring approach.
  • Knowledge of the relevant state and federal legislation and guidelines for animal care and wellbeing, and OGTR guidelines for containment.
  • Ability to prioritise / organise work in the areas of responsibility.
  • Capacity to interact well with others, including working within our researchers, animal care team and to work independently.

This is a casual position, that may require attendance on some weekends.  To apply online, please provide your resume and a cover letter addressing the criteria stated in the Casual Animal Technician_Position Description.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Police Check.

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

Applications will only be considered from those candidates eligible to work in Australia

For further information, please contact the Scientific Operations Manager, Natalie Stunnell

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: Executive Director of People and Culture – Helene Atkinson Email: Phone: 02 8738 9000