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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 Bioinformatician
We are looking for a Research Officer to join our team of bioinformaticians working on the analysis of lipidomic data, with a general focus on risk assessment for cardiometabolic disorders.

Postdoctoral Microbial Bioinformatician
We seek a postdoctoral bioinformatician with expertise in microbial genomics or microbiome science to join our Systems Genomics lab.

Research Officer/Postdoctoral Researcher
This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher to join our Molecular Imaging and Theranostic, and Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology labs.

Medical Receptionist
We are looking for two experienced Medical Receptionist to join our Baker Specialist Clinics team. 

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 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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