What Our Staff Say

Dessislava Mladenova

"Garvan is a truly exceptional workplace and I’ve been privileged to spend 7 years here.

"I started my doctorate research at Garvan shortly after arriving in Australia, and as a young, eager graduate I was swept off my feet by the vibe here – the inspirational staff and exciting, buzzing atmosphere were amazing, not to mention the quality of the researchers, whose dedication towards finding a cure for diseases burdening our society is truly humbling.

"Garvan has not disappointed me ever since. This is a friendly place with an incredible work culture, where sharing and mutual respect are the norm." – Read more 

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Why Work at the Garvan Institute 

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is a leader in its field, pioneering study into the most widespread diseases affecting our community today.  Research at Garvan is focused on understanding the role of genes and molecular and cellular processes in health and disease as the basis for developing future preventions, treatments and cures.

In conjunction with UNSW Sydney, Garvan is supporting more than 100 Honours, Masters and PhD students, and a number of our senior staff hold conjoint appointments with the university. 

Our researchers have access to state-of-the-art technology and facilities.  The Garvan recently became one of the first centres in the world to acquire the Illumina HiSeq X10 DNA sequencing technology, and is a leading centre in epigenomic and transcriptomic analysis, as well as intravital microscopy.

We offer competitive salaries and superannuation benefits, family friendly and flexible working conditions together with tax free allowances. Benefits include the opportunity to:

  • Work in a friendly, collaborative and innovative environment
  • Access state-of-the-art scientific equipment
  • Receive tax benefits through salary packaging
  • Enjoy flexible working conditions
  • Participate in monthly events and activities organised by our social club
  • Stay healthy with our Health and Wellbeing Program
  • Take advantage of generous parental leave

Our work culture encourages new thinking and challenges the boundaries in our quest for excellence. 

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