Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Alice Baker and Eleanor Shaw Gender Equity Fellowship

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

  • Five-year senior research appointment in Australia
  • Opportunity for outstanding female researcher
  • Internationally renowned MRI focused on cardiovascular and diabetes research

 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is Australia’s first multidisciplinary Institute dedicated to tackling cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. The Institute is pursuing an ambitious growth strategy to build on the following research themes:

  • Atherothrombosis
  • Bioinformatics Discovery and Translation
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Hypertension and Cardiac Disease
  • Immunometabolism
  • Obesity and Lipids
  • Physical Activity.

As part of this strategy, the Institute is seeking to appoint a research leader at the level of lab head for the next five years with established interests relevant to these themes. To tackle the underrepresentation of senior female scientists at the Institute, and in accordance with Part 2, Section 12 of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Act, 2010 we request that female applicants only apply.

This fellowship is jointly supported by the Institute’s long-time philanthropic supporters, the Baker Foundation, in honour of two women who were instrumental in the establishment of the Baker Institute in Melbourne in 1926. It is also supported by the Baker Institute as part of its commitment to increase the number of outstanding senior female researchers in Australian biomedical research.

The Baker Institute comprises nearly 500 staff and graduate students and is internationally renowned for its high quality translational research output encompassing cellular and molecular biology, preclinical and clinical research, epidemiology, public health and health services research. Based in Melbourne the Institute is in one of the country’s premier medical research precincts, the Alfred Research Alliance precinct, with a satellite facility focussed on Aboriginal Health in Alice Springs.

Applicants should be a minimum of eight years post PhD. Establishment and support packages will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Expressions of interest including an up-to-date CV should be sent in the first instance to:

Professor Tom Marwick, Director

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

75 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Vic 3004, Australia

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Further Information

Deborah Holst

General Manager Human Resources

T: +61 3 8532 1515

The Baker Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for roles within the Institute. We value diversity and gender equity and are a proud recipient of an inaugural Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE).




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Alice Baker and Eleanor Shaw Gender Equity Fellowship