Gastroenterology Research Fellow

Gastroenterology Research Fellow

Wesley Medical Research invites applications for appointment to the newly created position of Gastroenterology Research Fellow.

About the Role:

This exciting position provides the successful candidate with a unique opportunity to expand their training in clinical care and research in a metropolitan setting.

As part of the Coeliac Disease and Immune Health Research Program, the role will undertake biomedical and clinical research of diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract including inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, and immune health. Overall, this experience would enable the fellow to develop a more autonomous capability and obtain a further teaching hospital fellowship or positions in metropolitan or regional Australia.

This new position will provide the Wesley Medical Research incumbent with a distinctive collaborative opportunity with local Queensland researchers e.g., QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute well as with other researchers e.g., Walter Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.  The aim is to develop strong clinician-research capability in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, concomitantly with clinical autonomy. There is also a significant opportunity to leverage the collaborative alliances Wesley Medical Research has with leading researchers from The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.

Successful applicants will have completed advanced training in Gastroenterology in Australia (or similar overseas) and be eligible for, or have been awarded, their Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians/ FRACP (Gastroenterology). Eligible candidates will be credentialed by the Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in endoscopy and colonoscopy in Australia (or overseas equivalent).

Coeliac Disease and Immune Health Research Program at Wesley Medical Research

The Coeliac Disease and Immune Health Research Program is a comprehensive and cohesive research program led by a powerful multi-disciplinary collaboration comprising academic researchers, medical practitioners, hospitals and patients. It sets an ambitious research agenda aimed at developing a greater understanding of the fundamental biological principles underlying autoimmune disease onset and progression; devising improved diagnostic tools; creating more effective interventions and ultimately, finding cures.

Bringing together researchers, doctors and patients, the Wesley Medical Research Coeliac Disease and Immune Health Research Program will be able to accelerate basic research into clinical practice with immediate results for patients.

Purpose of the Position

Forming part of the Wesley Medical Research Coeliac Disease and Immune Health Research Program, the primary role of the Fellow is to carry out clinical duties in a busy private gastroenterology practice while also dedicating time to conduct research into coeliac disease and immune health at Wesley Medical Research, Brisbane.

About You:

The successful candidate will ideally present with the following:


  • Eligible for registration by the Medical Board of Australia.
  • Registered as a Fellow with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or equivalent (i.e., the applicant must have passed both the written and clinical RACP examinations or equivalent and concluded Gastroenterology Advanced training). Eligible for (or have been awarded) their Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians/ FRACP (Gastroenterology)
  • Eligible for, or be accredited with, the Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in Endoscopy for gastroscopy and colonoscopy, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated clinical and procedural experience sufficient to undertake the safe care of patients of the specialty.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients, their families, and staff at all levels.
  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills and commitment to safe, timely patient-centred care.
  • Demonstrated participation in continuing medical education activities including regular performance reviews to maintain and upgrade knowledge & skills.
  • A strong desire to pursue research in the field of gastroenterology.
  • Commitment to quality management systems and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a multi-disciplinary team in an effective, proactive and cooperative manner.
  • High level of initiative and flexibility and ability to meet deadlines while balancing multiple priorities and have a learning mindset.
  • Commitment to Wesley Medical Research to promote quality in research and enhance the reputation of the organisation and its researchers.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of workplace health and safety principles including ability to comply with high-level Occupational Health and Safety standards, Physical Containment 2 standards and Office of Gene Technology Regulator Safety standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to comply with The National Health and Medical Research Council’s Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

How to Apply:

If this sounds like you, please apply below, submitting your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter addressing your experience against the above criteria and any significant achievements you think we should know about in your roles to date.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, flexibility to maintain work-life balance, a dynamic and rewarding work environment and an opportunity to be part of an organisation that genuinely makes a real difference in the lives of the people it deals with.

 Closing date for applications is 26 August 2022

Job Category: Research
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Auchenflower

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