Work with us

Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. Help us cure childhood cancer.

To achieve our purpose, we need people who are the best at what they do and who want to apply their skills to our cause.

Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. It's not if. It's when.

All team members at Children's Cancer Institute share a passion for our purpose and live by our values – whether they work in Research, People & Culture, Fundraising, Technology, Scientific Services or Finance. Children's Cancer Institute’s culture is very positive, supportive and unique. The recent all staff engagement survey indicated an overall engagement score of over 80% with more than seven individual areas over 95%.

Our team is filled with talented, passionate, inclusive and friendly people who embrace innovation and who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

We provide the best possible environment for our staff to develop and thrive with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre (UNSW Australia precinct) and our unwavering goal to put an end to childhood cancer.

At the Institute, we're also an award winning team. We have team members who have an Order of Australia for their work in research excellence. The HR team has won numerous awards including HR Most Innovative teams in Australia and HR Rising Star. Our Direct Marketing has won Fundraising awards along with many other departments. We strive for excellence in all that we do.

We're strongly committed to the growth of our employees, with a dedicated career development focus for all staff to fulfil their aspirations including a research career pathway.

Employee Benefits Package

Expression of Interest and Volunteering Opportunities

If you don’t see an advertised vacancy that matches your skills, experience and qualifications, you are most welcome to check out our Expression of Interest page. This page may also include current volunteering opportunities.

I was drawn to the Institute not just because of the quality of the research, but also because when you sit down and talk to the people who work here, you realise they have a genuine passion for making a difference. It's a culture that starts at the top and permeates through the whole Institute. That's not something you find just anywhere. It sets Children's Cancer Institute apart.