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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

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.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with experience within a clinical research environment and is enthusiastic about learning new skills and participating across a wide variety of research projects for academia and industry.

Research Assistant
We are seeking a research assistant with experience working within a clinical research environment, and an interest in exercise physiology research. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about learning new skills and participating across a wide variety of research projects for academia and industry.

Research Assistant
We are seeking a Research Assistant with experience in undertaking clinical research. This role will be responsible for collecting data and samples from participants in a large observational study of the complications of diabetes. 

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.

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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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