2023 Medtronic Colorectal Research Fellow

Job posted: 31/07/2022
Applications close: 31/08/2022 (Midnight)
15 days remaining

15 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 27262

Reference: 27262

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan


  • Limited Term Part Time

  • Eastern Health

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Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

An opportunity is open for a clinical research fellow with an interest in colorectal surgery onsite at Eastern Health. This position is partly funded by a Medtronic research grant to Eastern Health.  The fellow’s primary role is to provide a link between developing a research concept and conducting the clinical study relevant to clinical practice and the role would include:

a) Develop new research goals and ideas in conjunction with their supervisor and the conduct of research projects already in progress as well as the supervision of junior medical staff with an interest in research

b) Surgical assisting for 3 to 4 lists per week on a yet to be determined rostered basis which will supplement the income (expected to be in excess of $40,000)

c) Training in anorectal physiology and anorectal ultrasound as part of the pelvic floor clinic on a weekly basis (3.5 hours) ?

d) Sharing of clinical duties with the training Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia ?and New Zealand Clinical Fellow.

- 1 in 3 weekend rounds

- On call for colorectal emergencies 1 in 3 with the clinical fellow

- Endoscopy and operating lists at Box Hill and Maroondah Hospital

- 4 public operating lists per fortnight at Maroondah Hospital

e) Conduct and organisation of junior medical staff training in basic surgical skills, laparoscopy and endoscopy

Selection Criteria:

Applicants must hold a FRACS or equivalent and or be eligible to be registered as a specialist general surgeon in Australia and have an interest in colorectal surgery.

Interested applicants please contact Mr Vinna An or Mr Raaj Chandra, Colorectal Surgeons at Eastern Health via email at

Vinna.An2@easternhealth.org.au and raajchandra@hotmail.com with a cover letter and current CV.

About you 

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Current registration with AHPRA

  • Post Graduate qualifications in xxx)

  • Highly developed interpersonal and leadership experience

  • A strong commitment to high quality care

  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  This offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

2023 Medtronic Colorectal Research Fellow

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2023 Medtronic Colorectal Research Fellow