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Melbourne, Australia

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Role Managed by:

Mazin Almaimani

Head of Research (Australia)

t: +61 (0) 2 8075 4605


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 16/06/2023

WEHI (the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research) is a world class medical research institute located at the heart of Melbourne’s Biomedical Precinct. Driving collaboration across the globe, the institute’s commitment to scientific excellence has led to international impact and renown. With a remarkable track record for making transformative discoveries that have improved the lives of millions, WEHI has been serving the community for more than 100 years.  The institute’s values based culture brings together people from across the globe with different skills and experience who are committed to long-term discovery and translation and ensures they have the tools to flourish, personally and professionally.

Now WEHI is looking for a Director to take it into this exciting new era. Succeeding Professor Doug Hilton, who will be stepping down after 15 years in the role, the new Director will report to the WEHI Board and oversee pioneering research across diverse areas, currently including cancer, immune health and infection, development and healthy ageing, new medicines and advanced technologies, and computational biology. A passionate, inspiring leader with an outstanding scientific record and complex organisational leadership experience in world-class research environments, the new Director will shape WEHI’s research vision and investment, deepen collaboration with partner institutions locally and internationally, advance the translation and commercialisation of WEHI research, continue the Institute’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and engage extensively with community groups, government and industry.

If you wish to discuss this role further please contact Mazin Almaimani at or 61 (0) 2 8075 4605. Completed applications should be uploaded using the Apply Now button below.

An attractive remuneration package and relocation allowance will be made available to the successful candidate.

Closing date for applications is Midnight AEST Friday 16th June.