Dialog Box

Skin Health Institute


Unaccredited dermatology positions for pre-registrar training

Selection criteria

Generally we select to the same criteria as the Australasian College of Dermatologists as we are hopeful that our Research Fellows will go onto dermatology registrar training in the future.

Successful candidates must be Australian permanent residents.

Application process

CVs are due to A/Prof Rosemary Nixon at rnixon@occderm.asn.au by midnight on Fri, 21 Aug and interviews will be held Mon, Sept 7 from 5pm at the Skin Health Institute.

  • SHI Foundation Trials Resident (full time)

This is our only full-time position. The successful applicant is based in the Trials Department and is involved with day-to-day running of clinical trials. The position is supervised by A/Professor Peter Foley. It may involve participating in overseas investigator meetings with pharmaceutical companies.  The salary is commensurate with an HMO wage.

  • Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre (ODREC) Research Fellow position (part-time); Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays

The Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre was established in 2001 at the then Skin and Cancer Foundation (see www.occderm.asn.au) and our interest is occupational contact dermatitis. A/Professor Rosemary Nixon has mentored a number of research fellows since 2001. The successful applicant will attend the Occupational Dermatology Clinic which is a patch testing clinic held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings of the same week. The clinic is held approximately monthly and is usually staffed by A/Prof Nixon and dermatologist Dr Jenny Cahill.

  • Transplant Clinic Research Fellow (part-time); Ideally Monday/Wednesdays/Fridays but must include Wednesdays

This research fellow works closely with Associate Professor Alvin Chong, whose area of interest is skin cancers in immunosuppressed transplant patients, who is also very interested in teaching. The Transplant team runs a clinic on Wednesday mornings and has a database facilitating publications. Other roles in this position include assisting with GP Workshops and contributing to a Skin Education Library, creating videos of surgical techniques and producing podcasts.

  • RWH Vulval clinic job

We also select for this position. The successful applicant works with A/Prof Howard and Dr Emma Veysey at the Royal Women’s Hospital Clinic (Thurs afternoons).

Selection for other jobs

Because over the years we have developed an organised selection process, we are often asked to select candidates for other positions such as with A/Prof John Su at Box Hill. We don’t select for RMH or Victoria Melanoma Service based at The Alfred or for Sinclair Dermatology.