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  • Advert number: 301219-0
  • Posted Date: 03/05/12
  • Closing Date: 13/07/12

The University of Western Australia

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Winthrop Professor (Rheumatology/Musculoskeletal Medicine) (REF: 3978)


Applications are invited from appropriately qualified academics with recognised clinical skills in the area of rheumatology/musculoskeletal medicine for appointment to a newly created Chair in Rheumatology/Musculoskeletal Medicine supported by The University of Western Australia, North Metropolitan Area Health Service and Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA. The appointee will be a Winthrop Professor in the University’s School of Medicine and Pharmacology and the position will be based in the Department of Endocrinology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

The School of Medicine and Pharmacology is responsible for the teaching of musculoskeletal medicine and its sub-specialties to undergraduate medical students at all teaching hospitals and most secondary hospitals in Perth.

The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the development of the disciplines of rheumatology/musculoskeletal medicine (including both bone and joint disorders) in the University, North Metropolitan Area Health Service at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the wider community by close involvement with the objectives of Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA. The Chair will provide academic leadership in undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education, provide a minimum of 3 clinical sessions per week within the North Metropolitan Area Health Service and take an important role in the delivery of the Area’s rheumatology/musculoskeletal medicine service.

World-class research is currently being undertaken by a variety of groups within the School of Medicine and Pharmacology and the successful candidate will act as a focus for the discipline’s research activities. The appointee will have a strong record of published research and productivity, and possess the exemplary interpersonal skills and leadership capabilities to inspire staff and students to foster the continued development of research in rheumatology/musculoskeletal medicine in Western Australia.

For further information please contact: Associate Professor Brendan McQuillan, Head of Unit, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital on +61 8 9346 7908, email or Professor Richard Prince, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital on +61 8 9346 2577 or 61 (0)419 937 100, email

The appointment will be fixed-term for five years, and includes rights of private practice (limited) or election to a private practice allowance. An attractive remuneration package is offered and includes both Winthrop Professorial (Level E) university and hospital salaries plus a clinical loading. Benefits include generous leave provisions, superannuation and relocation assistance (if applicable) for the appointee and dependants. A substantial start up package that includes a half-time administrative support position will be available to the successful candidate.

Closing date: Friday, 13 July 2012

The Information for Candidates brochure which includes details to lodge your application may be found via a link at or at or by contacting Ms Toni Pilgrim, Human Resources, email

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