Position: Clinical Research Fellowship in Coronary Physiology, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia

The Department of Cardiology at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is advertising a 2-year fulltime research position, with guaranteed funding for extension to 3 years if required.  The position is available for an immediate start.

RPH has a long and proud history of clinical research, with participation in several large multicentre studies as well as many investigator-initiated projects. RPH itself is a city centre tertiary cardiology centre, performing 1,000 PCI per year (a third of which are STEMI) and has a dedicated complex PCI program. Over recent years RPH has established a comprehensive coronary physiology program, which includes the assessment of the coronary microcirculation and coronary vasomotor function.

Under supervision from consultant cardiologists, the successful candidate will be expected to establish and conduct novel in-house coronary physiology research specifically aimed at better understanding the coronary microcirculation. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to contribute to the running of our outcomes registry and participate in other coronary physiology studies that are already established within the department.

The research position will be registered with a local University for the award of a Masters degree (2-years), with the option to upgrade to a PhD degree (3-years).

The position will be most suited to a junior doctor (PGY 4-6) with an interest in pursuing a career in cardiology. Prior cardiology experience would be preferable but not essential.

Essential criteria

  • Sufficient prior research experience, including publication and presentation of findings from your own research.
  • Prior medical degree, and a minimum of 4 years post graduate medical training.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working within cardiovascular medicine
  • Research experience within the cardiovascular field

Salary; TBA

For further information please contact Dr Jon Spiro (jonathan.spiro@health.wa.gov.au)