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Cardiometabolic health conditions — including diabetes and heart disease — are responsible for the world’s biggest death, disability and healthcare costs, with an increasing number of people impacted. The Baker Institute creates a critical mass of researchers, scientists, clinicians, and professional support staff to tackle this epidemic from benchtop to bedside, and to bring greater awareness to these important issues.

Current opportunities

Regular Giving Coordinator
We are seeking a Regular Giving Coordinator to join our friendly Community and Corporate Relations team and support the development of strategies to increase the number of regular supporters to the Institute.

Postdoctoral Bioinformatician (Research Officer)
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Bioinformatician to join our Metabolomics laboratory and provide expert biostatistical and bioinformatic analysis to perform risk prediction using a variety of data types.

Postdoctoral Microbial Bioinformatician (Research Officer)
We have an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral bioinformatician with expertise in microbial genomics or microbiome science. 

Postdoctoral Computational Biologist
We are looking for a Computational Biologist who has extensive experience in programming languages as well as software tools common to the genomics and metagenomics fields. 


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For further enquiries regarding employment opportunities at the Baker Institute, please phone: +61 3 8532 1111. You can also connect with the Baker Institute on LinkedIn.


Why work at the Baker Institute?

Working at the Baker Institute provides the opportunity to be part of novel scientific discoveries and meaningful developments in medical care, which help Australians live healthier for longer. We are also proud to offer a positive workplace culture with strong career support, flexible working, professional development, and many other staff benefits.

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  • Our mission is to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other related health disorders.
  • This work is guided by five key values: excellence, integrity, effective communication, workplace innovation, and efficient and trustworthy use of funding and resources.
  • Our team is made up of more than 650 researchers, clinicians, professional support staff, students and affiliates, working alongside leading partners in research, higher education, healthcare and industry to maximise reach, engagement and impact.
  • We are committed to gender equity and diversity, working to empower women in science through a number of significant initiatives.
  • We are dedicated to collaborative efforts in closing the gap for Aboriginal health, and currently have a Reconciliation Action Plan under development.
  • Our central laboratories, offices and clinics are based in Melbourne at The Alfred hospital precinct, giving our team direct access to collaborative opportunities with clinical and research partners in the Alfred Research Alliance.
  • We also have a strong presence in Central Australia, and in Hoppers Crossing in Melbourne’s west, with a focus on health equity.

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With the rising number of Australians affected by diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the need for research is more critical than ever.

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