Chair of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Westmead, Australia
21 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity for a senior academic, scientist or medical practitioner with a strong track record in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Located in the new Westmead Hospital Block K, a key facility for increasing integration with our partners and supporting our work to embed research and teaching across the Western Sydney Precinct
  • 5-year fixed-term appointment with an attractive remuneration package

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University and contains seven academic schools, including Sydney Medical School (SMS). SMS has clinical schools located in metropolitan and rural campuses. The clinical schools, including Westmead Clinical School, have strong collaborative relationships with the health services within communities in which they are located. The faculty operates across three major metropolitan health precincts, and one rural/regional precinct, where University facilities are co-located with hospitals and medical research institutes. Each precinct is a centre of multi-professional and multi-disciplinary education and research.

About the opportunity (position overview)

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic, scientist or medical practitioner at the level of Associate Professor or Professor to the position of Chair of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). The Chair will undertake academic teaching and research activities through the Reproduction and Perinatal Centre (the RPC) and Westmead Clinical School. The position will be based at the Western Sydney (Baluderri) Precinct, co-located with Westmead Hospital. The REI Chair will contribute to teaching of health professional students, and higher degree research students across the Faculty.

If medically qualified, and eligible for registration, the REI may also undertake clinical duties as the Medical Director of the Westmead Fertility Centre (WFC). The WFC Centre aims to provide high quality Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment for infertility at a low price to the people of Western Sydney and surrounds. The Centre also provides access to fertility preservation services to adolescents and adults who are diagnosed with a disease that may affect their future fertility. As the Medical Director of the WFC, the REI Chair will be responsible for the Centre's clinical management including the training, competency, and supervision of all WFC clinicians. They will undertake academic teaching and research activities through the Reproduction and Perinatal Centre (the RPC) and Westmead Clinical School of Sydney Medical School. The RPC undertakes research in maternal and fetal medicine, pregnancy and its disorders.

About you (skills, capabilities and experience)

To be the successful candidate, you will be a distinguished academic with a strong track record in reproductive endocrinology and infertility research. You will hold a PhD (or equivalent research qualification) and you may also be a medical practitioner and hold a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG) or equivalent specialist registration as provided for under the Health Insurance Act 1973. You may also have a Certification of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) or equivalent with continuing medical education in the field of REI.

To be successful in this role:

Be a researcher with an established national (level D) or international reputation (level E), who is able to lead and produce competitive research in REI.

Have a proven leadership experience as a successful administrator of a research group or academic or clinical department.

Have a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders, that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the RPC, WFC and the University.

You may have an established clinical reputation in REI and contributed or lead a successful clinical service in REI.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a 5-year fixed-term position on a full-time basis, with the possibility for renewal subject to assessment of performance. The appointment is subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.

Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance will also be provided if required.

The selected candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of appointment (Associate Professor or Professor) responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience, track record and qualifications.

How to apply

All applications (including a CV and cover letter outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience meet the requirements for the role) must be submitted via the link above. Please refer to the candidate information brochure for further details.

Candidate Information Brochure - Chair of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Click to view the Position Description for this role.

If you are a current employee of the University and would like to submit an application, please login into your Workday account. Navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard once logged into Workday and click on the USYD Find Jobs report to apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact: Dr Mushtaq Sobhan (Senior Talent Partner, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources) on +61 433 556 642 or by email

For role specific information please contact Professor Dharmintra Pasupathy, Chair of Maternal Fetal Medicine on +61 (02) 88904851 or email:


As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Closing time: 11:59 pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 18th April 2023.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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