Laboratory head / Faculty positions

We do not have any faculty positions currently available.

The institute strives to be the employer of choice for scientists who are passionate about becoming independent laboratory heads.

Terms of appointment

The institute aims to provide laboratory heads with opportunities to succeed within the first five years of employment. The institute will provide a package of support that includes financial support for salaries and consumables, professional development and collaborations.

Gender equity

The institute is acutely aware of the difficulties women face in transitioning from postdoctoral scientist to laboratory head. We have implemented a number of gender equity initiatives to support female laboratory heads.

How to apply

Potential laboratory head applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the head of the division in which the vacancy exists to determine whether their skills and research interests are well-aligned with those of the division. Potential applicants should also discuss with division heads their requirements for financial support of their research, laboratory space and level of appointment.

Expressions of interest should include a full CV and a one-page summary of research achievements, two-page summary of future research plans and the names and contact details of three referees. Please submit your application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) quoting the specific reference number in the subject line.

Particular attention should be given to how the applicant's research will enhance existing research programs at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to present an hour-long seminar and speak with faculty members.