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HRI is an internationally recognised medical research institute, with global collaborations.

It is a unique time to join HRI. The next few years have the potential to be transformative, with developments such as the $150 million Cardiovascular Disease Research Capacity Building Program backed by the NSW government in 2018, and HRI’s strong fundraising capabilities, which provide a reliable and independent source of long-term funding.

Our success comes down to our people. From our scientists and researchers, to our operations and fundraising staff – they all play key roles in ensuring HRI’s place as a world-leading medical research institute.

Positions Vacant

HRI is a centre of excellence in cardiovascular medical research affiliated with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and The University of Sydney, located over two locations in Eliza Street, Newtown and the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) at The University of Sydney. For over 30 years, HRI has been one of Australia's leading research organisations working to detect, prevent and treat heart disease. Through our research, HRI has made significant findings that have changed the way we live with and treat cardiovascular disease.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Heart Failure Cybernetics

An exciting opportunity exists to help make transformative discoveries in heart failure as a Fellow in Heart Failure Cybernetics in a partnership between HRI, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery), and The University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre. This is a fully-funded 3-year Fellowship in Heart Failure Cybernetics. The appointed Fellow will utilise human and model system heart failure myocardium to understand key pathogenic processes in heart failure. A focus of the Fellowship will be using ex vivo model systems to determine myocardial energy generation and how this system is related to mechanical dysfunction in heart failure. Find out more and apply.

Research Assistant in Biostatistics (Part-time)

We are seeking a Part-Time Biostatistics Research Assistant. Our research aims to understand the mechanisms underpinning heart failure, with access to large international cohort databases that we interrogate at the gene and proteomic/metabolomic/lipidomic levels in parallel with our mechanistic lab work. This role will enable this research by interrogating these large databases to derive novel insight into disease. Find out more and apply.

Director of Philanthropy & Fundraising

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a seasoned fundraising professional with an extensive track record in major gifts and philanthropy (six and/or seven figure gifts) to join us at a critical and exciting stage of our growth.As Director of Philanthropy & Fundraising, you will work with the Chief Executive and Board to lead a revitalised and aspirational development plan for HRI into the future.You will court and convert donors capable of contributing six-figure gifts to support our people, science and capital plans, while leading and developing a maturing team of fundraising and philanthropy professionals, which includes an extensive (international) individual giving program.Your leadership will focus on building a culture of philanthropy, identifying research and clinical champions to help provide the development and cultivation of top-level prospects behind a focused vision. For further information, please contact Elissa Dwyer, Director Human Resources on 8208 8900 or email

Head of Philanthropy

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a recognised Major Gifts professional to join us at a critical and exciting stage of our growth. As Head of Philanthropy, you’ll work closely with the Director of Philanthropy & Fundraising to deliver on a revitalised and aspirational approach to major and transformational gifts at the HRI. You will have responsibility for our developing Corporate and Trusts & Foundations strategies, however, your burning desire (‘at market’) will be the stewarding and securing of major gifts for our people, science and capital ambitions. For further information, please contact Elissa Dwyer, Director Human Resources on 8208 8900 or email

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