Dr Sarah Scheuer in Lab


Why work or study at the Institute?

Make the next step in your career at Australia's home of heart research. The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, medical research facility that is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease.

Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world.

Beginning with just two scientists in 1994, it has now grown to a team of more than 250 dedicated scientists, doctors and staff. From the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Dr Victor Chang, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute has rapidly pioneered research with a life changing vision – to reduce the incidence, severity and impact of heart disease.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute inside

Employee Benefits

At the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute we offer a range of rewards and benefits to all staff including:

  • Salary packaging (including a $15,900 tax-free component, plus meal and entertainment allowances, holiday accommodation/venue hire plus many more);
  • Competitive superannuation scheme;
  • Excellent environment with new state-of-the-art equipment;
  • Paid parental leave for eligible staff;
  • Internal and external seminar programs;
  • Training opportunities for all staff;
  • Family-friendly environment

At the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, we look to provide genuine learning and development opportunities. We understand that training is not only central to building career options but also important to provide interesting and satisfying work. Our training opportunities include:

  • Regular on-site research seminars;
  • Generic skills seminars to help you improve research skills, publication writing and grant success;
  • Career mentoring;
  • Conference attendance and professional development opportunities;
  • Compliance training to help all employees conduct research responsibly and ethically and to be good citizens;
  • All research staff are also given the opportunity to attend local, national and international conferences.

Our Values

Passion: To encourage and share the excitement of scientific discovery

Courage: To have the courage to pursue research that will enable us to imagine the unimaginable

Integrity: To act with honesty and fairness at all times

Curiosity: To create an environment that encourages and feeds curiosity

Teamwork: To promote collegiality

Respect: To respect the individual and their unique and diverse contributions

At the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs. We are proud of the contributions made by our female researchers. Learn more about our talented women in science.

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is committed to the highest standards of conduct and ethical behaviour, research integrity and good corporate governance, as underpinned by our Workplace Policies.


Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Building

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute has two primary locations. In Sydney, the Lowy Packer Building is home to more than 20 laboratories and is ideally situated in Darlinghurst, an inner-city suburb only five minutes from the CBD. Forming part of the St Vincent's Healthcare Campus, it is easily accessible by public transport with Kings Cross railway station just a short walk away.

Expanding its national footprint, the Institute has also established two research laboratories based at the University of Western Australia. The thriving campus is just 10 minutes from WA's capital city, Perth.

Come join us and help us make a difference.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.