Academic Clinician

Brisbane, Australia
05 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

The Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) envisions securing a self-sustaining medical workforce for regional Queensland through excellence in medical education, research and community service.  With a footprint encompassing the greater part of central and western regional Queensland, the School comprises four Clinical Sites – Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Toowoomba. Each site, where there is significant investment in people and training infrastructure, provides the operational focus for a network of smaller clinical training locations in host communities across the State.  With a recurrent budget of up to $9m per annum provided through the Australian Government’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program and a capital works portfolio in excess of $20m, UQRCS is a substantial enterprise.

A rapidly expanding research profile focusses on clinical research. epidemiology/population health and rural health workforce. There is a significant component of Indigenous health research, particularly programs designed to translate and improve health outcomes amongst the Indigenous population. Research productivity is evidence through a successful track record in attracting competitive funding from agencies such as the NHMRC  and, in 2015, at least 51 peer-reviewed manuscripts published in journals varying from ‘Rural and Remote Health’ to ‘Nature Genetics’.

The role

The primary purpose of the positions is to champion, source and provide career planning and mentorship in the form of academic, professional and pastoral care and social support services to medical students and junior doctors, assisting them to establish rural career pathways and ultimately helping to retain medical graduates in rural and regional areas.  Academic Clinicians will be the primary contact point for medical students and junior doctors within the three regional hub and sub-unit locations.  The positions will assume a key role in delivering on UQ’s Regional Training Hub model within the identified catchment (Central Queensland, Southern Queensland and Wide Bay) across the footprint of the UQRCS and respective Hospital and Health Service Regions.  

The person

Applicants must possess a medical qualification and eligibility for registration as a medical practitioner in the state of Queensland, along with extensive experience in a clinical educational environment. Ideally the successful applicants will have demonstrated understanding in the provision of medical education programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and experience in rural, remote and/or Indigenous Health issues, rural health education and training.

Position Description

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This is a part-time, fixed term position for 12 months at Academic Level C (up to eight positions). The remuneration package will be in the range of $112,874 to $130,150 p.a. full-time equivalent plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $123,597 to $142,515 p.a. full-time equivalent).


To discuss this role please contact Professor Sarah Strasser, Head of School, Rural Clinical School at or phone +61 4633 9702.

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