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The Malaghan Institute is New Zealand’s world-leading independent biomedical research and training facility, home to the best and brightest research scientists and technical support staff. 

Current vacancies

Business Development Officer

The Institute is looking for a motivated and self-driven Business Development Officer to assist with turning laboratory discoveries into therapies and realising new commercial opportunities. Ideally you will be a true self-starter, able to work with a high level of autonomy and keen to give the position your own flair. Find out more and apply.

Facilities Asset Coordinator

Our Facilities Team is looking for an organised and detail-focussed person to join their Team. This job will involve coordinating the facilities, maintenance and asset portfolio to ensure compliance and world class laboratory infrastructure. Find out more and apply.

Facilities Operations Assistant

Our Facilities Team is looking for diligent and organised person, someone who is one step ahead and able to get tasks done with the ability to minimise disruption. 

The Facilities Operations Assistant will be responsible for the maintenance of the assets and facilities. Find out more and apply

Why work for the Malaghan

Work to improve human health

The Institute’s cutting-edge research and clinical trials, including CAR T-cell therapy and our human hookworm study are advancing understanding of the immune system to improve human health across cancer, asthma and allergy, infectious diseases and gut health.

Work on biomedical research breakthroughs

Recent breakthroughs are demonstrating the power of immunotherapy as a means to both prevent and treat disease. The ability to fine tune the immune system is quickly taking us to unexplored territory and holds the potential to transform and personalise the treatment of disease.

Work with international immunology leaders

The Malaghan Institute is led by a diverse team of nationally and internationally renowned scientists who are innovative researchers and technicians. 

Work alongside passionate people

More than 100 scientists, students and support staff from all walks of life work together at the Malaghan Institute.

While immunology is the focus of our research, we also employ clinicians, chemists, physiologists, molecular biologists, biochemists, data analysts and analytical staff. Our support staff include finance, HR, development, IT and administration teams.

Work in world-class facilities

The Malaghan Institute is internationally renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities supporting the latest in cutting-edge immunological research.

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

Work for an equal opportunity, accredited employer

The Malaghan Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

We are committed to Vision Mātauranga, and support Māori health advancement in partnership with Te Urungi Māori, the Institute’s Māori advisory group.

We are an accredited employer with Immigration New Zealand and can assist in the completion of visa applications.

Work in Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand’s capital is a vibrant cultural city offering a great quality of life. See Immigration New Zealand’s guide to living and working in New Zealand and WellingtonNZ’s Life in Wellington guide for more information about living and working in Wellington.