The Heart Research Institute (HRI)

Sydney Cardiovascular Fellowships 2020 – Charles Perkins Centre and the Heart Research Institute

The Heart Research Institute (HRI)

Newtown, Australia; Camperdown, Australia

Sydney Cardiovascular Fellowships 2020

Charles Perkins Centre and the Heart Research Institute

•            The most prestigious fellowships in Australia for outstanding and independent early and mid-career cardiovascular researchers

•            Join the largest consortium of cardiovascular researchers in Australia

•            5 year fixed term contract with attractive remuneration

About the opportunity

The Heart Research Institute (HRI) and the Charles Perkins Centre of the University of Sydney are seeking exceptional national and international early to mid-career researchers with the potential to become global leaders in cardiovascular research for the Sydney Cardiovascular Fellowships 2020

We are targeting outstanding early to mid-career independent research leaders with a package valued at $1,000,000 over five years, or truly exceptional mid-career or later research leaders, for whom we will negotiate an appropriately attractive package (up to $2,000,000 over 5 years). These opportunities represent the most prestigious fellowships in Australia for early and mid-career cardiovascular researchers.

The HRI, in partnership with the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and affiliated Medical Research Institutes represent the largest consortium of cardiovascular researchers in Australia.

The $500 million investment in the Charles Perkins Centre by the University of Sydney represents one of the largest single investments in diabetes, obesity, and CV research globally.

The State Government of NSW established a unique scheme to build capacity in cardiovascular research by spending $150 million over 10 years. In the last 12 months, grants worth $20 million have been awarded. One of the aims is to attract the best cardiovascular researchers from around Australia and overseas to this State, and an important criterion for selection will be competitiveness for an award in this scheme.

About you

We value courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for successful applicants who will interact closely with the following research expertise already present at the HRI and

Charles Perkins Centre research consortium:

•            Atherosclerosis and its complications

•            Vascular biology and thrombotic disease

•            Cardiometabolic disease

•            Cardiovascular tissue engineering and biomaterials

•            Cardiovascular genetics and sudden cardiac death

•            Thromboembolic diseases in diabetes, stroke and cancer

•            Medicinal Chemistry / Chemical Biology

Applicants performing research in these or complementary areas will be considered.

About us

The Sydney Cardiovascular Research Consortium (Sydney CRC) is a partnership between Heart Research Institute (HRI), The University of Sydney (USYD), Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA), Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), and affiliated medical research institutes such as the Centenary Institute and The George Institute for Global Health. This consortium brings together enormous resources and expertise in a unified and focused collaboration.

The Heart Research Institute is an internationally recognised medical research institute that performs groundbreaking cardiovascular research. Our mission is to prevent death and suffering from cardiovascular disease through our research.

Application process: Applicants should submit an application addressing the selection criteria that includes:

•            a covering letter with full name, title, qualifications and contact details

•            statement of research intent, and how it aligns with HRI and CPC missions

•            a CV or resume listing grant success, publications, awards and metrics (H index, citations, journal ranking)

•            statement of proposed research (no more than 1000 words)

•            three to five supporting references from existing or previous research supervisors and/or mentors,

•            a statement of commitment to the Fellowship for five years.

Please note: all final applications should be presented as a collated PDF.

Applications can be submitted electronically to

Further information can be obtained by contacting Freda Passam ( or Xuyu Liu (

For more information about the Sydney Cardiovascular Research Consortium and to download the information pack:

Closing Date: Applications close: July 13th, 2020.

To apply for this position, you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work rights or be able to get an appropriate working visa with support from the HRI.

Please note: Due to the volume of applications expected, only short-listed candidates may be contacted.

This is a Category A position according to the NSW Health Policy – Occupational Assessment, Screening Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases. The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of protection against the infectious diseases specified, at their own cost, prior to appointment.

The Heart Research Institute supports Equal Employment Opportunity. We value diversity and encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disability, LGBTQI individuals and applicants of diverse cultures and ages.

Apply with CV and Cover Letter

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Sydney Cardiovascular Fellowships 2020 – Charles Perkins Centre and the Heart Research Institute