The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Research Fellow - The John Chalmers Clinical Research Fellowship, supported by Servier

Type of career: 
Newtown, Sydney
Application close date: 


  • Full time or Part Time opportunity
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes

Do you want to have a big impact on health?

The George Institute (TGI) is 700+ people, focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide. Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact.

We have two unique Clinical Research Fellowship opportunities:

  • John Chalmers Clinical Research Fellowship celebrates and recognises world-leading researcher, Professor John Chalmers AC with support from Servier. Professor Chalmers has an outstanding record in hypertension research. His studies on the treatment of high blood pressure for the prevention of heart attack and stroke have changed the way patients are treated throughout the world.
  • The George Institute Fellowship in the areas of interest, specifically, endocrinology, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, renal disease and diabetes.

The Fellowships are an opportunity for an outstanding postdoctoral clinical researcher to have a real impact on health in the area of cardio metabolic diseases including endocrinology, hypertension, stroke, coronary disease, renal disease and diabetes.

The research will be undertaken at The George Institute in Australia, either full time or part time (0.6 - 1.0 FTE) for a 2 year Postdoctoral Fellowship, valued up to $150,000 pa.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a relevant postgraduate degree in related disciplines (including medicine, science or health)
  • Experience in the development and coordination of health research projects and/or clinical trials
  • Experience in writing research papers and grant applications
  • Experience in data interpretation, analysis and/or statistical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well and flexibly i.e. autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders
  • It is desirable that you have the right to work in Australia, but we may consider exceptional candidates who require a Visa.

To apply:

All applications must be submitted via our careers webpage as a single PDF file and must include the following:

  • 2 page curriculum vitae
  • 4 page statement addressing the statement of claim (attached)
  • Full list of publications and presentations
  • A copy of academic transcripts
  • 2 Referee reports which should include the following:
    o The capacity in which the referee knows the Chalmers Fellowship applicant
    o Comment on the applicant's suitability for a clinical research fellowship
    o Comment on the applicant's potential for future leadership in their field of research.

The George Institute offers a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities. To review the position description, please follow the link or more information about the Institute, please visit our website.


The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.