Careers

Why work here?

How often do you look at the world with a new perspective? At the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute we do it every day. It’s in our DNA, our culture, our attitude and our approach.

For over 20 years, through the power of discovery, we have been able to imagine the unimaginable, revolutionising the understanding of heart disease – still the leading cause of death and disability in our society.

About us

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 Institute is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. 

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

Our values

  1. To achieve excellence in research
  2. To demonstrate creativity in the pursuit of scientific discovery
  3. To act with honesty, integrity and fairness at all times
  4. To undertake research that has significant impact and makes a difference
  5. To promote a sense of teamwork and collegiality amongst staff and collaborators

At the Victor Chang 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.

Employee Benefits

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

  • Salary packaging (including a $16,050 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;
  • In-house cafe;

At the Victor Chang 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.


Location

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is ideally situated in Darlinghurst, an inner-city suburb only five minutes from Sydney’s 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. 

Sydney enjoys a temperate climate and Sydneysiders make full use of our ocean playground for swimming, surfing and other water sports. Australia's iconic Bondi Beach is also close by. 

Come and work with us and help us make a difference.    

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