Find out why the Malaghan Institute is a great place to work.


Work towards a great goal

We have a goal to benefit and bring hope to the New Zealand community through scientific research, education and application of new knowledge.

Work in a field of emerging importance

Independent, New Zealand-led medical research is gaining traction for both the health and wealth of New Zealanders. Newer, safer and kinder health treatments for the benefit of New Zealanders are likely to be found within the next few years.

Work with great leaders

The Malaghan leadership is made up of distinguished scientific leaders that share a passion to achieve the Malaghan Institute’s goals.  Professor Graham Le Gros is the Director of Research at the Malaghan Institute. For more information see Our people page

Our research teams have a proud, consistent record of publishing in top international journals.

Work alongside passionate people

The Malaghan Institute has over 85 research scientists and support staff working towards the development of more effective immune-based therapies for the treatment of diseases such as cancer, asthma & allergy, diseases of inflammation, multiple sclerosis and infectious disease.  We also have a team dedicated to the emerging research field of gut immunology.

Our staff are drawn from all over the world and we are proud of our international reputation as a leading research and training facility for scientists interested in undertaking cutting-edge biomedical research. 

Find out more the talented people who work here on Our people page.

Discover great opportunities 

While immunology is the major focus of our research (most research staff have a background in immunology) we also employ clinicians, chemists, physiologists, molecular biologists, biochemists and flow cytometry staff.

Our dedicated support staff include Finance, Development Operations, Facilities, Reception, I.T. and Administration teams.

Enjoy world class facilities

The Malaghan Institute has world class, state of the art facilities supporting the latest in cutting edge immunological research. For more information read about our facilities.

We are located in Wellington, New Zealand, based at Victoria University of Wellington's Kelburn campus.

Accredited employer

We are pleased to be recognised as an accredited employer and are able to support work to residence visa applications under the talent work category. View more information about the requirements for this type of visa.

More about Wellington

See living and working in Wellington and what Wellington has to offer for more information about living in New Zealand's capital city.