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Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute

Group Leaders in Cardiovascular Research

Welcome

Join our team of exceptionally motivated scientists as a Group Leader in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine.

The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute is major global regenerative medicine and stem cell research organisation and Australia’s only research institute specialising in regeneration and stem cells.

ARMI’s Mission is to address the unanswered questions in the field of regenerative medicine with a multi-theme, cross-disciplinary approach. ARMI is a hub for high quality, internationally competitive regenerative biological and medical research, which have translated into numerous high impact publications, and which have strong commercialisation potential.

We’re a research institute of Monash University’s Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Monash University is Australia’s largest University and a powerhouse institution in the Australian research landscape.  ARMI is collocated with other Biomedical Research Institutes on the Clayton Campus and collectively represents one of the largest and best equipped research precincts in Australia.

Of particular importance for this position is the establishment of the Victorian Heart Hospital (VHH) on the Monash University Campus. The VHH will enable world class research and education in addition to specialised clinical care with key features including an expanded medical and cardiovascular health research program that builds upon the current activities of both Monash University and the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre. Laboratory and research space are available within the hospital on a research-dedicated floor.

The environment we offer and promote is one of opportunity and excellence in research and teaching, with access to world class research facilities and a highly stimulating biomedical research environment allowing Institute researchers to work closely with other university research organisations including the Biomedical Discovery Institute (BDI), Monash Institute for Medical Engineering (MIME), Turner Institute and CSIRO, one of Australia’s leading multi-disciplinary research institutions.

Professor Peter Currie
Director, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute

Message from the Dean

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is recognised as a leading educator for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in Australia. As the University's largest research Faculty, we have successfully contributed to crucial health breakthroughs in areas such as IVF, cancer, mental health and cardiovascular research as well as leading large clinical trials such as ASPREE and STAREE.

We are committed to the pursuit of excellence and innovation in both research and teaching, which requires leadership in all areas of research and policy, both locally and internationally.

We are driven to improve the human condition, and to achieve this ambitious goal, we are seeking strategic leadership that will offer significant contributions towards managing and spearheading large-scale Faculty and University initiatives.

Professor Christina Mitchell,
Dean of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

About the role

Applications are invited from exceptionally motivated researchers to build a research program focused on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University .

ARMI is excited to be offering the opportunity for a Level C Senior Research Fellow, Level D Associate Professor (Research) or Level E Professor (Research) to join its dynamic research leadership.

We welcome applications in all areas of Cardiac and Vascular Biology and disease, but we are particularly interested in those researchers focused on regeneration and stem cell biology or tissue engineering as applied to cardiovascular diseases. ARMI is committed to an equitable and inclusive recruitment process.

About the position:

Candidates for this position must have a PhD and/or MD, evidence of sustained competitive funding, an outstanding publication record of quality peer reviewed science and meet the key selection criteria of the applicable level.

Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that addresses fundamental questions in the broad fields of cardiovascular biology and regenerative medicine. Candidates with a focus on clinical research and with research expertise that complements those of current investigators at the Institute are of special interest.

Clinician scientists are particularly encouraged to apply and an option for a clinical appointment may be available within the newly created and built Victorian Heart Hospital.  An increasing focus on translational research is an integral part of the Institute’s research mission, and individuals that have a demonstrable ability to integrate clinical and basic science elements into a successful translational research program will be highly sought after. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen the Institute and Monash’s profile and research networks both from an internal and external perspective, engaging with the wider cardiovascular research community, locally, nationally and internationally.

Our leading University

At Monash, we have achieved an enviable reputation both locally and internationally. We’re proud to be:

  • The largest university in Australia with a presence on three continents
  • Consistently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world
  • Inspiring innovation and learning culture

Our motto Ancora Imparo “I am still learning” reminds us that the search for knowledge should never end. We are fired with a restless ambition that pushes us to do things better, to set new benchmarks and break new ground.

As a team, we are driven to achieve the goals set out in Monash Strategic Plan 2020 - 2030, which are to be Excellent, International, Enterprising and Inclusive.

Excellent

To undertake research and education of the highest international quality that addresses the great challenges of the age.

International

To build the strength, networks and scale of our international research and education across campuses and faculties to ensure they respond to the issues and opportunities of our region and the world.

Enterprising

To build enduring partnerships with industry, government and other organisations that will enrich our ability to innovate, to infuse our students and staff with enterprising capabilities and provide opportunities to apply our research to make a significant impact for the betterment of our communities.

Inclusive

To seek talented students and staff, irrespective of social or economic circumstances and build a connected community of students and staff in a diverse University that is deeply engaged with the wider community.

Equal opportunity

Monash is an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to being fair, equitable and sensitive to the diverse needs of its staff. Within the Faculty, we embrace diversity and welcome all the experiences’ that you’ll bring to the role.

We are the only Group of Eight University to be accredited as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. To find out more – Why Work at Monash.

Victoria Heart Hospital

At the heart of health

The Victorian Heart Hospital is Australia's first dedicated heart hospital, opening on the Monash University Clayton campus in late 2022. The VHH will become the physical home of the Monash Victorian Heart Institute enabling the co-location of research, education and patient care. It's a powerful model for collaboration, innovation and better health outcomes.

The Victorian Heart Hospital is a partnership between:

A living lab for research

Level 2 of the state of the art, purpose-built Victorian Heart Hospital, will house the VHI's dedicated research and education facilities. The co-location of the VHI’s research and teaching together with the clinical practice of the 200-bed hospital will make full advantage of the ‘living lab’ and create evidence-based solutions for patients at the hospital and beyond.

The VHI at the VHH will have:

  • State-of-the-art laboratories for biomedical, engineering, biobanking, design and many other activities
  • Specialised clinical trials areas
  • The highest quality education spaces (dedicated simulation suites for teaching and learning, lecture theatres and collaborative learning spaces)

https://www.monash.edu/research/vic-heart-institute/about/victorian-heart-hospital

About Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has 10 schools and multiple institutes and centres, each with a unique purpose and focus.

Our Faculty has an outstanding reputation for both teaching and research.

Excellence in teaching and learning

Our students are at the centre in everything we do. We work directly with leading healthcare providers to develop and improve our educational programs, offer clinical training, online and face-to-face teaching. Our courses are delivered by industry experts and leading clinicians, providing the best possible employability outcomes and connect teaching with practice.

With a network of close to 50,000 alumni spanning across 90 countries, we are committed to making an impact globally.

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Research expertise and excellence

Beyond basic science, our researchers have a clear focus on translational research. Our performance in medical and health science research is continuously ranked as well-above world class by the Excellence in Research for Australia framework.

Our research centres connect research expertise from our Faculty to address some of the world’s most complex research problems. Our hospital partnerships play a vital role in our success in translating research into practice and developing a skilled health workforce.

Below are some of our research institutes:

Our co-location at major health service providers creates the best opportunity for clinical research excellence and translation. We work closely with Monash Health, Alfred Health, Peninsula Health, Eastern Health, Epworth Healthcare, Cabrini Health and various rural and regional providers.

World-class technology platforms

The Monash Technology Research Platforms provide a seamless research service available to our industry and collaborative research partners. These platforms give us the capability to accelerate innovation in health and deliver impact to the public.

Key platforms include:

Institute achievements

Since its inception, the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute has been a hub for high quality regenerative biological and medical research, which have translated into numerous high impact publications and which have strong commercialisation potential. ARMI is 12 years young, largely consisting of highly capable early to mid-career scientists, and our culture is defined by the wide breadth of cultures across multiple nations that sculpts its unique character and accomplished research.

ARMI is one of the largest regenerative medicine and stem cell research organisations in the world, comprising of 17 research groups and over 240 staff and students from 21 different countries.

In 2020, ARMI attracted $5.8m in research income in competitive and non-competitive schemes, with the majority of this funding from the funding agencies of the Australian Government; National Health and Medicine Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC).

Read more about our achievements in the 2020 Annual Report (PDF, 2.9 MB).

Find out more about our research leadership groups here.

Life in Melbourne

Australia is progressive, thriving and beautiful. Our cities are urbane and cosmopolitan, and our landscapes range from pristine sandy beaches to perfect snowy mountains.

We're also one of the world's most culturally diverse nations. In the Australian state of Victoria, 45% of people were either born overseas or have a parent who was born overseas.

In Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, you will hear people speak more than 150 different languages.

Melbourne is safe, well-designed and easy to get around. The city boasts:

Arts and culture

Melbourne hosts a number of international cultural events and festivals each year. The Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival are favourites. Federation Square, in the heart of Melbourne, often holds free special events that celebrate the multicultural nature of the city.

Sport

Melbourne is home to major sporting events, including the Australian Open (tennis), the Boxing Day Test (cricket) and the Spring Racing Carnival (horse racing). In winter, Melburnians flock to the Australian Football League (the AFL, or just 'the footy') – pick a team and join in.

Cafes and restaurants

Melbourne is famous for its coffee, thanks in large part to the influx of southern European migrants that came here in the 1950s. We also love food, enjoy a variety of ethnic cuisines, and celebrate a food and wine festival each March.

Weather

Melbourne enjoys a true seasonal climate with sunny summers, mild autumns, crisp winters and warm springs. Don’t be surprised if you experience all four seasons in one day.

In the summer period starting from December - February, temperatures are between 14 - 25.3°C (57.2 - 77.5°F).

In winter time (June - August), average temperatures range from 6.5 - 14.2°C (43.7 - 57.6°F), and snow falls in the north-east of Victoria, known as High Country.

The city is always alive. You’ll find Melburnians unwinding at bars, beaches and restaurants all year round.

Additional information about Melbourne can be found here and here.

Enquiries

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Professor Peter Currie
+61 3 9902 9602
Peter.Currie@monash.edu

Edwina McGlinn
+61 3 9902 9721
edwina.mcglinn@monash.edu