Careers in Medicine and Health

Join the largest faculty at the University
The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest division of the University, dedicated to attracting and developing the brightest minds in health education and research. Join us as we make and shape the future of health.

Our faculty works within and teaches across all health disciplines including Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medical Sciences and Public Health.

With a view toward 2025, we are ambitious to embrace the changing world of health care, challenge conventional wisdom, and lead new possibilities that make and shape the future of medicine and health, both locally and globally.

We aspire to be the university of choice for students who want to learn in an environment where people are committed to excellence.

Furthermore, we want to be the first place that government and the corporate world come to for thought leadership because our research is world-leading.

We want to attract, develop and support people that are committed to the same level of excellence.

We are recognised as one of the top medicine and health research universities in the world.

Many of our specific disciplines are consistently awarded high rankings within Australia and across the world. View our recent rankings.

Over the past 5 years our research output has generated:

  • $1.4 billion in research income
  • 6,000+ high-quality research publications
  • 1,700+ higher degree by research completions

At a glance, our research community comprises:

  • 12 research centres
  • 11 research networks
  • 2 multidisciplinary research and teaching centres
  • 15 NHMRC Centres of Excellence
  • 50+ resarch groups
  • $11.2 million Ideas Grants

Explore our research including centres, networks and groups.

We're investing in core research facilities that provide access to high-end infrastructure, along with a range of services to assist researchers with specialist applications.

Our facilities include the new Susan Wakil Health Building, the largest dedicated training facility for health professionals in the southern hemisphere. The building is an 8-story multidisciplinary home that includes a thermal ergonomics lab (a purpose-built climate chamber), a comprehensive suite of preclinical and clinical imaging modalities and a hybrid theatre.

We are also building strategic partnerships with leading corporate, community and government organisations to address authentic issues, and develop products, systems and services at the forefront of business.

In partnership with the NSW Government and the Sydney Local Health District, we recently announced plans to create a first-in-Australia health and technology precinct with the development of the Sydney Biomedical Accelerator.

Currently attracting over $478 million in investment, it houses a state-of-the-art biomedical research complex that will fast-track real-world health outcomes by integrating fundamental research at the molecular and cellular level with clinical and patient-centred research.

Located close to the heart of Australia’s largest and most international city, our Camperdown/Darlington campus features a mixture of iconic gothic-revival buildings and state-of-the-art teaching, research and student support facilities.

Our faculty has several other facilities, medical precincts and clinical schools across the city and the state of NSW. Click below to learn where each is located and how far they are from the Sydney central business district (CBD).

Find out more about our locations and facilities here.

Our people come from all cultures and backgrounds and enjoy a true sense of community and belonging.

We recognise that our talented staff are invaluable and we support them to achieve their career ambitions and follow their dreams.

Using our outstanding local and global networks, we can offer flexibility, responsibility, personal and professional development, and much more.

We welcome open minds, curiosity, and a readiness to tackle big questions – and we reward it accordingly. Our people are part of an exciting environment where development is encouraged and intellectual pursuits foster a sense of purpose and confidence.

We are also committed to diversity and equal opportunity. We’re proud to be recognised as a silver employer of choice for the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

Find out more about our work on diversity and inclusion.

In addition to a competitive base salary, we offer a wide variety of financial and non-financial benefits to our staff.

Explore our staff benefits.

As Australia’s biggest city, Sydney is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best cities for quality of living and safety.

From stunning Sydney Harbour to iconic beaches such as Bondi, Sydney's natural beauty is world-famous. The wider city area is home to gorgeous national parks where you can encounter Australian wildlife, hidden waterfalls and private beaches.

The city is surrounded by coastline to the east, the Blue Mountains to the west and bushland to the north and south. Sydney is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with a proudly diverse and inclusive culture.

This multiculturalism has shaped the local customs, leisure activities, cultural scene, shops and cuisine. Within a short walk of our Camperdown Campus, you can find restaurants serving Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Mexican, Indian, Pakistani, Spanish, Chinese, Malaysian, Greek, Lebanese and Turkish food.

Australia is home to a large number of world-leading universities, often rank among the globe's best in annual reports published by QSTHE and ARWU. According to these reports, Australia has more of the top 200 universities per capita than the US, UK and Germany.

Australia is also highly rated in the U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems, ahead of France, Germany, Norway and Japan.

In Australia, outstanding education is married to world-leading research. The latest Excellence in Research for Australia report showed that much of Australia's research is above world standard, particularly at the University of Sydney, where all of our 22 broad fields of research are ranked at world standard or above.

Australia offers a unique opportunity to engage with Asian, American and European markets. Sydney in particular is a hub of research and innovation activity, showing how industry, universities and government can work together. The city is also a centre of business; around 60% of all Asia-Pacific regional headquarters are in Sydney.

The value of universities is very clear in the Australian context. Universities contribute some $150 billion to the Australian economy; are in the vanguard of Australia’s research, development and innovation agenda; constitute an export industry worth $38 billion annually, and provide direct and indirect employment to a quarter of a million Australians.

Our Health Precincts

The Faculty operates in four geographically dispersed Health Precincts (three metropolitan and one regional/rural). In the Health Precincts, University facilities are colocated with hospitals, industry, community organisations and medical research institutes.

The Faculty leverages the inherent strengths of each precinct to deliver a broad range of education and research.

The Central Sydney (Patyegarang) Precinct incorporates the Camperdown/Darlington campus and includes the Susan Wakil Health Building (SWHB) – a purpose-built facility for the training of students seeking professional qualifications in medicine and health, and the Charles Perkins Centre where many of our medical science students and researchers are located.

Construction will soon begin on a state-of-the-art laboratory research facility, Sydney Biomedical Accelerator, adjacent to the SWHB that is being built in partnership with the Sydney Local Health District, a major health partner of the Precinct.

This precinct abuts the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and physically sits at the upper end of Tech Central, a NSW government initiative that aims to create a vibrant innovation and technology precinct in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

It also incorporates a strong presence at the Concord Hospital and the ANZAC Research Institute.

The Northern Sydney (Arabanoo) Precinct stretches across northern Sydney and includes an education training and research facility, the Kolling Institute at St Leonards -  a joint venture between the University and the Northern Sydney Local Health District. 

NSW government plans for the North District, including the strategic health and education precincts in which we are based, can be found by reference to the Greater Sydney Commission’s District Plans – North District.

The Western Sydney (Baludarri) Precinct encompasses facilities at both Westmead and Nepean and is in the heart of the Greater Sydney Commission’s Western Sydney District Plan (Westmead Health and Innovation District).

This precinct includes our purpose-built Hy-flex education facilities in the new Westmead Hospital and the Westmead Innovation Centre.

The precinct is home to the Western Sydney Local Health District and Sydney Children’s Hospital Network and the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

The Rural Health Precinct encompasses the three rural clinical schools in Broken Hill, Dubbo/Orange and Lismore.

These schools engage with the Far West Local Health District, Northern NSW Local Health District and Western NSW Local Health District.