Position: Cardiac Amyloid Clinical Research Fellowship

About us
The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (the Institute) is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease and is one of the most respected heart research facilities in the world. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Institute was established in 1994 and has grown to a team of over 200 researchers from around the globe, working across five divisions. A global centre-of-excellence, it integrates Cardiac Physiology and Transplantation, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Cardiology and Biophysics, Structural and Computational Biology, as well as Vascular Biology. At the Institute, we translate our discoveries into new diagnostics, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease – reducing the incidence, severity and impact of heart disease.

Your next career opportunity
We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Cardiologist who has a PhD or is interested in completing a PhD.  This part time role (approx. 19 hours per week) will be a combined clinical and research fellowship for 12 months. Ideally, the candidate would like to continue research with the team beyond this, particularly in the form of a PhD.

​What we will trust you with
The ATTR Cardiac Amyloid Fellowship aims to train a clinician-researcher in diagnosing the hidden burden of cardiac amyloid disease. It will use the facilities and scientists of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) to train a Fellow in genetic approaches to early diagnosis of cardiac amyloid. It will link this with a clinical placement at St Vincent’s Hospital (SVH), one of the only centres worldwide offering cardiac transplantation for ATTR amyloid.

The Fellow will be expected to help set up and run state-of-the-art clinics for cardiac amyloid. They will be work with a multi-disciplinary team including cardiologists, neurology, haematology, genetic counsellors and allied health.

The Fellow will also be expected to undertake a dedicated research project and help build Australia-wide education programs.

Does this sound like you?
The successful candidate will be cardiologist qualified with the Royal Australian College of Physicians and have a strong research background and ongoing interest.  You will be working with world-class researchers on the most exciting and cutting-edge cardiovascular studies. You will be passionate about wanting to help and establish a state-of-the-art clinic in cardiac amyloid.

Selection Criteria:

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians
  • Strong research track record
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to deliver research output including manuscript preparation and conference presentations.

What you will be proud of
Being part of an Institute that is not only dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease, but one that also strives to ensure our employees and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces diversity, gender equity and promote flexible working arrangements for all employees. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

We also welcome applicants with diverse educational backgrounds, professional knowledge, personality types, thinking styles and life experiences. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

What we offer

  • A collaborative, innovative and supportive culture
  • State of the art research equipment
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,900 per annum and $2,650 meals and entertainment)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Additional superannuation

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit a Cover Letter, Resume and contact details of three referees.
Closing date: 7 April 2023
​Come and work with us & help make a difference.

Cardiac Amyloid Clinical Research Fellowship