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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

Postdoctoral Researcher

This is a position for an experienced postdoctoral researcher with work in the field of Diabetes and Epidemiology. 

PD Research Assistant

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join a team of internal and external collaborators to recruit and examine study participants. 

Laboratory Technical Assistant

We are currently looking for a vibrant laboratory technical assistant who will undertake sample processing as per established standardised protocols for downstream analysis at our brand new purpose built Clinical Trials facility at Hoppers Crossing. 

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute currently has a unique opportunity for a Health Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) Manager.

Medical Receptionist
We are looking for an experienced Medical Receptionist to join our Specialist Clinics. As the frontline of all interactions, you will be responsible of providing high quality customer service for all patients.

Receptionist and Administration Assistant
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Receptionist and Administration Assistant with a strong customer service and administration background to join our Administration Services team.

Research Assistant
We are looking for a Research Assistant to join a team of internal and external collaborators to recruit and examine study participants.

Mid-Value Fundraising Lead
We are seeking an experienced Mid-Value Fundraising Lead to join our CCR team. Reporting to the General Manager, Philanthropy this role is part of a high-performing major gifts team.

Postdoctoral Researcher (Research Officer)
We seek an enthusiastic Research Assistant to join our Cardiac Cellular Systems lab to study the complex ecosystem of cells that form the heart in health and disease contexts.

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

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with clinical research experience to join our Human Integrative Physiology lab.  

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander PhD and scholarship opportunity
The Human Integrative Physiology laboratory have an student research project for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person to evaluate the effects of physical activity and lifestyle modification on the cardiometabolic health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults.


Are you looking for postgraduate research opportunities?

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.

Find out more

  • 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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