Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

As a research hub, HMRI provides a focal point for coordinating strategy, resources and funding. The hub model is now a benchmark being adopted throughout Australia.

Our research is organised around seven distinct research programs covering a broad cross-section of medical conditions:

  • Brain & Mental Health
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Information Based Medicine
  • Pregnancy & Reproduction
  • Public Health
  • Viruses, Infection/Immunity, Vaccines & Asthma (VIVA).

Our research is powered by the many diverse and talented individuals working across all levels of the Institute. Along with our partners, the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health, HMRI actively seeks to host and establish productive relationships with researchers from across the globe – from PhD students on exchange programs, right through to Visiting Professorships.

If you are interested in opportunities to work and collaborate with HMRI, we would love to hear from you.


Why Research With Us

Today, HMRI boasts more than 1100 researchers, research students and support staff employed by the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Health and Calvary Mater Newcastle.

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Research Facilities & Services

Through the provision of key research infrastructure and services, HMRI supports our quest to keep the community in the best of health, helping to build the capacity and success of our health and medical researchers.

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Why Move Here – Newcastle and the Hunter Region

Newcastle, the seventh largest Australian city, and its surrounding regions offer a vast array of experiences, from the beauty of Lake Macquarie to hot-air ballooning over the Hunter Valley vineyards. It offers all of the usual cosmopolitan comforts including great restaurants, cafes, parks and gardens, sporting clubs and facilities, theatres, art galleries and shopping centres.

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Current Positions

HMRI is always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our dynamic team. The HMRI Corporate Office attracts passionate people to support the research happening across the Institute, including our partners The University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health.

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Contact Us

Contact us for more information about researching with HMRI.

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    1. All Shook Up Ball

      May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
    2. BRICs Breakfast at Tiffany’s Movie Night

      May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      HMRI, Caves Lecture Theatre New Lambton Heights
    3. Volunteer – Color Run Newcastle

      May 9 @ 8:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
      Newcastle Jockey Club Broadmeadow