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 (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.

The Radiation Oncology Clinical Trials department together with the Radiation Oncology department at Liverpool, Macarthur and Bankstown Cancer Centres undertakes research and clinical trials into improving outcomes and care for radiation oncology patients. There are a number of ongoing research projects and clinical trials underway including investigator initiated and collaborative clinical trials group studies.

About the Role:

The Radiation Oncology Clinical Trials department is seeking a Clinical Trials Coordinator to support the unit. The position works as part of a multidisciplinary team and requires a comprehensive understanding of health service delivery and a research regulatory environment.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Provide support for new and ongoing research studies and clinical trials
  • Provide support for radiation oncology trials meetings
  • Assist with preparation of ethics and governance applications
  • Assist with the management of clinical trial patients appointments and schedules
  • Maintain effective communication with external stakeholders such as collaborative clinical trials groups.

Essential criteria:

The successful candidate will have

  • Tertiary qualification at a graduate level in a health or science discipline or equivalent research/trial experience.
  • Proven working knowledge of the clinical trial and research regulatory environment and processes as per ICH-GCP standards.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, databases, and spreadsheets and their application in research.
  • The ability to demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and organisational skills
  • Experience in clinical trial coordination or research project management

This role can be either full time or part-time for the successful candidate. This position will be on a 12 month contract with an option to renew. 

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.

All applications must be submitted via SEEK and should include a cover letter addressing selection criteria and a current CV. 

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

Closing Date for applications will be 5pm on 16th June 2021. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

For further information about the role please contact Penny Phan

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