Working at WEHI

WEHI brings together the brightest minds to tackle some of the most complex scientific challenges of our time. Discover ways to join our dynamic and supportive community.

Opportunities and information

Receive world-class training in medical research for a bright and rewarding career ahead
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Our values

Contribution to society

We contribute to discoveries that improve health outcomes for everyone.

Integrity and respect

We show respect, inclusivity, high ethical standards and appreciate differences in ideas.

Collaboration and teamwork

We celebrate the benefits of a diverse and inclusive organisation and build positive relationships that support everyone’s successes.


We’re committed to excel in meeting expectations, taking ownership of responsibilities and creating a safe working environment for all.


We’re creating an environment where new ideas flourish and existing paradigms can be questioned, opening doors to transformative approaches.

Pursuit of excellence

We are dedicated to excellence, and inspiring others to excel.

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Above: Our researchers have access to cutting edge facilities and equipment, supported by a culture of collaboration
WEHI researchers with scientific equipment
Above: We celebrate our diversity and strive to create an inclusive, welcoming environment where ideas and people thrive
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Benefits of working at WEHI

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Generous tax-free benefits and salary packaging options provide a higher take-home pay.

Develop your skills

Training and development opportunities to support career advancement and provide interesting, satisfying work.

Women in science

A range of initiatives are in place to maximise opportunities for women in science.

Flexible and hybrid working options

Flexible working hours and considerations that provide balance between work and personal needs.

Supporting healthy lifestyles

From bike lockers to book clubs, family-friendly meeting times and facilities to encourage healthy lives.

Parental leave

Primary carers can access 14 weeks paid parental leave, and secondary carers can access four weeks paid parental leave.

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Diversity and inclusion

We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace where all staff and students can thrive in a safe, supportive environment.

Dr Susanne Heinzel, Dr Andrey Kan, Professor Philip Hodgkin in the Hodgkin working group
WEHI alumni members
Past Metcalf Scholarship winners, Kristen Scicluna, Adam Lipszyc and Victor Lin

Our alumni network

Our vibrant alumni program is designed to create dynamic professional and social networks between former staff and students, connecting them with WEHI’s exciting community of researchers and innovators.

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