Good morning,


The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is beefing up its communications team and is looking for a communications and marketing officer (and a web content manager, will post this job separately). If you know what RNA is, what gene expression means and what a T cell is and does, and you can write, we'd like to hear from you.


If you want to have a chat about the job please email or phone Penny Fannin, or phone 03 9345 2555.


The job ad is below.






Are you an experienced science communication professional looking to use all your skills and develop new ones? This could be the opportunity you don’t want to miss!


In this role you’ll be writing about the latest medical research discoveries and the people who make them. Reporting to the Strategic Communications and Marketing Manager, you’ll be writing for and managing the production of media releases, website content, brochures, newsletters, ads and other communications materials with the aim of raising awareness of the institute and its activities.


You’ll have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and an ability to convey complex scientific information to a range of audiences. In your busy day, you will manage a diverse range of projects while working within a team.


You’ll have a tertiary qualification in science or demonstrated background in biomedical research or a related area along with skills in science journalism and/or science communication. 


This position is available for 2 years in the first instance.


Salary range $60,950 - $65,977 (HEW 6). Up to 17% superannuation and attractive salary packaging options are available.


A position description is available on our website


General enquiries should be directed to Penny Fannin, 03 9345 2555 or


For 95 years the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s scientists have pursued the institute’s mission of Mastery of Disease Through Discovery.

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is home to more than 550 researchers who are working to understand, prevent and treat diseases including cancer – particularly blood cancers and breast cancer – type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, coeliac disease, hepatitis and malaria.

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