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Our people are at the heart of our innovative world-class research into the identification, prevention and treatment of conditions affecting the health of babies, children and adolescents.

Our world-leading researchers ultimately aim to translate discoveries from our research into effective prevention, early intervention and treatments for children, to make a difference to the lives of children globally.

Our dedicated ‘Operation and Innovations’ team work to improve research resources, services and delivering an excellent environment for both clinical and non-clinical researchers to conduct their important work.

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Our values shape how we behave, how we treat other people, and how we make decisions with clarity. 

Learn more about our values and how we support staff to excel. Find out about our staff benefits and our policies to support a safe and inclusive environment.

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Benefits of working at the Murdoch Children's

Murdoch Children's Research Institute offers a range of rewards and benefits for all employees.

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We offer generous salary packaging options to all eligible employees to minimise income tax.

Mum and daughter playing with bubblesPaid parental leave

We understand the importance of family, so to help make this easier we offer additional Paid Parental Leave to the Australian Government-funded Paid Parental Leave (PPL) Scheme, for eligible full-time and part-time employees.

Flexible work arrangements

We recognise the need to balance personal and family commitments with work responsibilities, by giving employees more control over how, when and where work gets done.

Childcare facilities

The Murdoch Children's encourages young parents to stay or return to the workforce by offering onsite childcare facilities. This safe and child-friendly facility combined with qualified staff provides an excellent environment to care for children during working hours.

Health and wellbeing

We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees and students – both physical and psychological. Our health and wellbeing strategy highlights this commitment, providing a variety of supports for the needs of our employees and students such as:

  • Wellbeing support and coaching
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Onsite Gym and facilities
  • Professional Development workshops

Diversity and inclusion

At Murdoch Children's we believe in the inherent advantages that come from a diverse and engaged workforce. We concentrate our efforts to provide a truly inclusive place to work where all staff, regardless of gender, carer status, age, disability, cultural background, religion or sexual orientation are supported in reaching their full potential.

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