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. Founded in honour 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.

Employee Benefits

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

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:

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.

Our Leadership

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute's values and vision are reflected in our leadership teams, with Professor Jason Kovacic steering the organisation as Director and CEO since March, 2020. Learn more about who we are, through who guides our work and research.

Professor Jason Kovacic is supported by a most distinguished Board of Directors and our Faculty Members, who represent some of the best in Australian scientific research today.

Our Location

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. Our headquarters here is on Gadigal country.

External view of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute building

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. Our Western Australian laboratories acknowledge the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the ongoing spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.

Come join us and help us make a difference.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years