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 has experienced exponential growth since its inception and is currently  home to 450 employees and affiliates, 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 SPHERE Cancer CAG (Clinical Academic Group) was established in 2017. The Cancer CAG sits within a collaborative framework that incorporates four health networks and more than 30 health, education and research sites across the state. The Cancer CAG established 4 key focus areas of research, within each of these Areas, the Cancer CAG has worked with members to develop BIG Ideas, a structure that supports the development of integrated research projects, mentored by senior researchers, which integrates small and large projects as well as emerging and established research leaders into a coherent program of work and shared pathway.

The SPHERE Cancer CAG is looking for a Mid Career Research Fellow that will be responsible for a key area of research within the ‘Reducing Variation in Clinical Practice’ Area of Focus.

The Research Fellow duties and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Maintain at least one major project of their own that encourages cross-fertilisation of ideas with the network
  • Submit grants developed by the Area of Focus that maximise collaboration, innovation and multi-disciplinarity.
  • Work with the Lead in their Area of Focus to implement the BIG ideas
  • Facilitate collaboration between researchers in SPHERE Facilities
  • Identify novel collaborations
  • Support advocacy with government and engage with consumers.
  • Identify new research grant opportunities
  • Facilitate mechanism to engage clinical staff in research
  • Promote engagement of preclinical researchers in relevant clinical activities to increase translational research.

The ideal candidate will possess the following criteria:

  • Completed PhD or equivalent research higher degree
  • Proven track record in publishing scientific research and demonstrated experience in grant writing, ethics submission, data analysis
  • Experience in curation and analysis of large datasets from proprietary electronic medical records (Mosaiq, ARIA, Cerner Systems etc)
  • Technical expertise in data linkage in addition to an understanding of relevant regulatory considerations
  • Skills in cloud computing
  • Ability to collaborate with clinical partners to ensure project validity

Applicants must apply via SEEK and are required to:

  • Include a cover letter addressing the outlined criteria;
  • Attach a copy of your current CV; and
  • Be eligible to work in Australia.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a National Police Check and must have a Working With Children clearance.

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

Applications close 5pm Friday 2 July 2021.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

A copy of the position description can be downloaded here: Cancer CAG_Unwarranted Variations_Area of Focus

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