At NHMRC, we pride ourselves on being a friendly and flexible workplace with competitive working conditions. We provide information about current employment opportunities at NHMRC and how to apply for them.

Current vacancies

We encourage applications from people with diverse experience and backgrounds including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people; culturally and linguistically diverse people; mature age and people with disability.

NHMRC has offices in Canberra and Melbourne.

MRFF non-ongoing opportunities

NHMRC is looking for people to join a busy new team that is responsible for conducting grant calls on behalf of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Team members might be involved in identifying and contacting peer reviewers, establishing and helping to run peer review panels, working on grant guidelines, and responding to queries from researchers or Research Administration Offices.

We’re looking for dynamic and self-motivated people who can quickly grasp a process and bring scientific understanding to it. Communication skills and the ability to keep yourself organised will be important. If you can show you’re good at working in a team, so much the better. You’ll have a graduate or postgraduate qualification in a science-related field. 

If you’re interested, please add yourself to NHMRC’s Temporary Employment Register and indicate on your CV a preference for MRFF roles. We can then talk to you about the roles and your preferences, and bring you in for a chat to see if we’re a good fit for each other.

For enquiries, please contact

How to apply for a job at NHMRC

If you are interested in applying for any of our positions, please read the information provided here. It is expected that all applications are submitted via the NHMRC's online recruitment system, eRecruit.

Temporary Employment Register

We seek to attract, develop and retain a diverse, enthusiastic and high-performing workforce. To help us in achieving this, we maintain a register of interested applicants that managers may search to fill temporary (non-ongoing) roles up to a period of 18 months. 

Sabbaticals at NHMRC

We welcome applications for sabbatical projects for interested members of the academic and research sector.

Internships at NHMRC

We offer opportunities ­­­­for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree in a health or medical research related field to take up an internship in the agency.

Indigenous Graduate Program

We are seeking graduates from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent for our 2020 Graduate Program. 
For more information about our program click here

How we select our people

Information about NHMRC’s selection processes.

Working at the NHMRC

Information about the conditions of engagement to NHMRC for potential applicants.

Forms and resources

This section provides links to forms and resources.


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