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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.

Research Assistant - Clinical Research (part-time)

We are seeking a Research Assistant to provide support in the conduct of a world-first nationwide project aiming to comprehensively profile the disease burden for patients and families affected by congenital heart disease to improve their care and quality of life. The Research Assistant will also be responsible for providing support to the Professor of Cardiology at USYD and for conducting vascular function assessment using ultrasound and tonometry for other projects involving the Clinical Research Group. The position is part-time (3 days per week) for 12 months with possibility of extension and will be based at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and The University of Sydney. Find out more and apply.

Donor Services Representative (Inbound calls)

We are seeking someone with a strong customer focus and excellent communication skills to join our Donor Services team, which is part of our wider in-house Fundraising team. You will primarily be building relationships with our amazing donor network and working to keep them as ongoing supporters of our work at HRI. Day-to-day you will be answering calls from our regular donors, working with them to maintain their regular donations and accurately recording donor information in the database. Find out more and apply.

Lead Clinical Data Manager (part-time)

In conjunction with a major collaborator, we are seeking to complete a comprehensive epidemiological study of children and adults with congenital heart disease in Australia. The role of the Lead Clinical Data Manager is to act as a liaison between all site data managers as well as the central repository’s IT team; ensuring data transfer works well and the needs of the site managers are met. This role will require strong leadership involving the management of a large, distributed team and engagement with key stakeholders and contractors. The Registry is collecting data from a wide range of data sources with various structures and levels of quality. The Lead Clinical Data Manager will be required to work with our database developers to create solutions for the collection, validation and standardisation of these diverse data sources. 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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