This section provides potential applicants with information about the conditions of engagement to the NHMRC.
The NHMRC is an independent agency within the Health and Ageing portfolio. View more information on the NHMRC structure - NHMRC structure chart.
Remuneration and conditions are covered under the National Health and Medical Research Council Enterprise Agreement (PDF, 403KB).
To be eligible for engagement as an ongoing (permanent) or a non-ongoing (temporary) employee, the NHMRC requires that you are an Australian Citizen, or be in the process of obtaining citizenship, as detailed in the Public Service Act 1999. In exceptional circumstances you may be engaged if you satisfy the NHMRC that you are in the process of becoming an Australian Citizen. You will need to provide the NHMRC with proof of your Australian Citizenship or application for Australian Citizenship.
Ongoing employees new to the APS are subject to a probationary period of three months. This period enables your manager to assess suitability for employment in regards to conduct and work performance. It also allows time for you to decide if the NHMRC is the right workplace for you. For further information refer to the APS Code of Conduct, APS Values and the National Health and Medical Research Council Enterprise Agreement (PDF, 403KB).
Character and security clearances
Engagement is subject to a satisfactory police record check and the provision of evidence to confirm your identity. The NHMRC may also require you to undergo a security clearance. This will be advised in the Applicant Information Kit.
Ongoing employees who are new to the APS may be required to undergo a medical assessment. Your ongoing engagement may be subject to the condition that you are fit to perform the duties of your position, taking into account any reasonable adjustments required to accommodate any pre-existing condition or disability.
If you have received a redundancy benefit from an APS agency, the Australian Parliamentary Service, or the Murray Darling Basin Commission, please indicate the date you received the benefit in your NHMRC Application Form . Please contact Human Resources for further information on the effect of your redundancy on employment in the APS.