Benefits at SAHMRI

At SAHMRI we believe in maintaining a friendly, harmonious work environment, where employees can fulfil their true potential achieving their professional and personal goals. We understand the importance of investing in our people and have created a nurturing and supportive environment that empowers our team to achieve excellence and rewards success.

We offer a great range of benefits to help our people maintain a happy, healthy and balanced lifestyle and to get the most out of life.

Professional Excellence

We believe in equipping our people with core skills, knowledge and tools to be successful in their role. This includes:

  • Development in competencies, behaviours, technical and functional skills and leadership
  • Development opportunities such as on-the-job experiences, coaching and training
  • SAHMRI subsidised cost of external studies to approved tertiary courses as well as study leave
  • Working alongside world-class researchers
  • State-of-the-art scientific facilities and equipment

Health and Wellbeing

We encourage employees to become involved in programs aimed at improving their overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our health and wellbeing benefits on offer include:

  • Access to free, confidential external counselling service to employees and their immediate family
  • Onsite gymnasium facilities and access to a personal trainer
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Wellbeing programs including quit smoking assistance, onsite massages and a Meditation room
  • An onsite cafeteria that supplies a range of healthy food options

Financial Benefits

We remunerate competitively within industry markets, offering a range of financial benefits to employees and their families. These include but are not limited to:

  • Salary packaging with significant tax benefits
  • EPAC member benefits for meals, entertainment and accommodation
  • Relocation assistance packages (if applicable)
  • Discounted gym membership to EFM


Supporting each other and encouraging work/life balance is central to our culture. We provide the following balanced lifestyle opportunities:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Access to additional paid annual leave
  • Generous paid maternity leave for eligible employees

SAHMRI has a focus on gender equity and has recently been successful in its application to participate in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot program. Learn more about the SAGE Pilot program.


We share information and insights to help our team understand SAHMRI’s strategy and performance. Our communication includes monthly staff newsletters, weekly news updates and face-to-face meetings


SAHMRI promotes and encourages our team to participate in a number of social activities including:

  • Quarterly social club events such as themed quiz nights, bowling and other
  • End of month drinks
  • Christmas social function
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+61 8 8128 4000
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North Terrace Adelaide 5000 South Australia
Postal Address
PO BOX 11060 Adelaide 5001 South Australia
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SAHMRI is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna Nation.

The SAHMRI community acknowledges and respects the traditional owners, the family clans who are the Kaurna Nation from the Adelaide Plains region of South Australia. We acknowledge the clans of the Kaurna Nation and the sacred knowledge they hold for their country. We pay our respects to the Kaurna Nation, their ancestors and the descendants of these living family clans today.