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Chair of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

University of Sydney

Job Description

Chair of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Location : Sydney, Australia
Posted : 05 May 2022
End of advertisement period : 29 May 2022
Ref : 0091985
Academic Discipline : Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health, Medicine & Dentistry
Job Type : Academic Posts, Professors / Chairs, Principal / Senior Lecturers / Associate Professors
Contract Type : Fixed Term
Hours : Full Time

  • Exciting opportunity for a distinguished academic Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with a strong track record in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Situated within the NSW Government's Westmead Health and Innovation District.
  • 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.

Our West Precinct encompasses facilities at both Westmead and Nepean and includes three clinical schools (Westmead Clinical School, Nepean Clinical School, Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School). Students and researchers in the West Precinct can undertake study and research in dentistry, medicine, medical sciences, nursing and public health. To further embed our staff and students across the West Precinct, we have invested around $80 million to date in infrastructure, upgrades to education facilities and academic programs and initiatives. In 2021, the University partnered with Westmead Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Westmead to launch 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 precinct.

About the opportunity (position overview)

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic 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 RPC undertakes research in maternal and fetal medicine, pregnancy and its disorders. The REI Chair will add to this program by developing then leading a research program in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, under the supervision of the RPC Centre director. The REI Chair will contribute to teaching of medical students in Westmead Clinical School of Sydney Medical School and other health professional students, and higher degree research students across the Faculty. For more information about the clinical school visit https://www.sydney.edu.au/medicine-health/schools/clinical-schools/westmead-clinical-school.html

The REI will also undertake clinical duties as the Medical Director of the Westmead Fertility Centre (WFC).The WFC is physically situated within Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD)'s Westmead Hospital. Westmead Hospital, in conjunction with its affiliated hospitals at Blacktown and Auburn, provides one of the largest training service for obstetrics and gynaecology registrars in NSW. It also provides advanced training (fellow positions) in MFM, reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), and advanced laparoscopic surgery. WFC is owned by the University of Sydney and provides access to high quality Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment at an affordable price to the people of Western Sydney. The strong emphasis on medical and laboratory research allows for continuous improvement in all aspects of the services provided. There are 50 employees within WFC including nurses, scientists, and administrative staff and a team of affiliated fertility specialists.

About you (skills, capabilities and experience)

To be the successful candidate, you will be a medical practitioner who is registered or eligible for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). You will be a distinguished academic Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with a strong track record in reproductive endocrinology and infertility research. You will hold a PhD (or equivalent research qualification) 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 will also have Certification of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) or equivalent with continuing medical education in the field of 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 responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience 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

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 mushtaq.sobhan@sydney.edu.au

For role specific information please contact Professor Dharmintra Pasupathy, Chair of Maternal Fetal Medicine email: Dharmintra.pasupathy@sydney.edu.au


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: 11:59pm (AEDT) on Sunday 29th May.

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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